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The Best 




Antony C. Sutton 



Author's Preface 

Chapter I: 

America's Deaf Mute Blindmen 

The Suppressed Higher Reality 
Suppression of information 
The Deaf Mute Blindmen 

Chapter II: 

American Trucks in Korea and Vietnam - 
For the Other Side 

The Soviet Military Truck Industry 
The Ford Gorki "Automobile" Plant 
The A.J. Brandt-ZIL Plant 

Chapter III: 

The Deaf Mutes Supply Trucks for Afghan Genocide 

The War Potential of the Kama Truck Plant 

Critics of Kama Silenced and Suppressed 

Who were the Deaf Mute Blindmen at Kama River? 

Chapter IV: 

Soviets Buy into the 21st Century 

Early Soviet Electronic Acquisitions 

Bridging the Semi-conductor Gap 

How the Deaf Mute Blindmen helped the 

Soviets into the 21st Century 
The Bruchhausen Network 
The Type of Equipment Shipped to the USSR 

Chapter V: 

Computers - Deception by Control Data Corporation 

Soviet Agatha - American Apple II 
Military End Use 
Control Data Deception 

The Deceptive World View of Control Data Corporation 

Chapter VI: 

Soviet in the Air 

German Assistance for Soviet Rockets 

Sputnik, Lunik and the Soyuz Programs 

Why Did the Soviets Embark on a Space Program? 

Soviet Aircraft Development 

Foreign Designs for Soviet Aircraft Engines 

The Wright Cyclone Engine in the Soviet Union 

Western Contribution to the Postwar Soviet Air Force 

The Boeing B-20 Four-Engined Bomber becomes 

the Tu-4 and the Tu-70 
The First Soviet Jets 

Development of the First Soviet Jet Engine 

MIG Fighters Rolls-Royce Turbojets 

The Supersonic Tu-144 (Alias "Konkordskiy") 

Chapter VII: 

The Deaf Mutes and the Soviet Missile Threat 

American Acceleromters for Soviet Missiles 
American Ball Bearings for Missile Guidance Systems 

Chapter VIII: 
The Soviets at Sea 

Origins of the Soviet Merchant Marine 

Illegal Actions by State Department 
The Deaf Mute Blindmen Forge Ahead 
Submarine and Anti-Submarine Warfare 
The Soviet Union as a Source of Information 

Chapter IX: 

The Leaky Pipeline Embargo 

Working Both Sides of the Street 

The Reagan Administration Marshmallow Approach 

Chapter X: 

DMBs Supply Nerve Gas Plants 

State Department Concurs in Explosives Manufacture 
The DMB and Nerve Gas Technology 

Chapter XI: 

Chevron- Gulf Keeps Marxist Angola Afloat 

Identification of the Deaf Mute Blindmen 
What is to be done 

Chapter XII: 

The Development of Soviet Tank Design 

The Famous T-34 Medium Tank 

DMB Pleas of Ignorance 

The U.S .-Built Stalingrad "Tractor" Plant 

The U.S .-Built Kharkov "Tractor" Plant 

The U.S .-Built Chelyabinsk "Tractor" Plant 

Chapter XIII: 

Why the DMBs Aid Soviet Ambitions 

The Bureaucrats' View of "Peaceful Trade" 
Useless Pinpricks as Policy 

Multinational Businessmen and the Politics of Greed 



Are the Soviets Enemies? 

The Soviet Record of Aggression 

Are the Deaf Mute Blindmen Guilty of Treason? 

United States Constitution 


Exchange of Letters with Department of Defense, 1971 


Testimony of the Author Before Subcommittee VII 
of the Platform at Miami Beach, Florida, August 15, 
1972, at 2:30 P.M. 


Letter from William C. Norris , Chairman of Control Data 
Corporation to Congressman Richard T. Hanna, 1973 


Letter from Fred Schlafly to friends and supporters of 
American Council for World Freedom, dated April 
1978, asking to mail "Yellow Cards" of protest to 
William Norris 

Letter from William C. Norris to each "Yellow 
Card Sender," dated May 5, 1978 

Letter (Protocol) of Intent dated 19 October 1973 
(English version) between State Committee of the USSR 
Council of Ministers for Science and Technology and 
the Control Data Corporation 

English version of Agreement between State Committee 
of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Science 
and Technology and Control Data Corporation (signed 
by Robert D. Schmidt), dated 19 October 1973 


Position of Texas Instruments Company and Chairman 
Fred Bucy on dangers of trading technology to the Soviets 


U.S. Firms Trading with the Soviet Union in the 1960-1985 Period 


Confidential Government Report on Cummins Engine 
Company (J. Irwin Miller) and Financing of Marxist 
Revolutionary Activities Within the United States. 


From the Phoenix Letter, January 1986 Issue 


U.S. Weapons Technology Sold To Soviets 

Foreword by 
Gary North, Ph.D. 

Dedicated to the memory of those who died in 
Korea and Vietnam - victims of our 
own technology and greed. 

This business of lending blood money is one of the 
most thoroughly sordid, cold blooded, and criminal 
that was ever carried on, to any considerable extent, 
amongst human beings. It is like lending money to 
slave traders, or to common robbers and pirates, to be 
repaid out of their plunder. And the man who loans 
money to governments, so called, for the purpose of 
enabling the latter to rob, enslave and murder their 
people, are among the greatest villains that the world 
has ever seen. 

LYSANDER SPOONER, No Treason (Boston, 1870) 

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C. Sutton. 

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In December of 1979, the Soviet Union launched a lightning-fast military offensive against 
the backward nation of Afghanistan. It was after this invasion that President Jimmy Carter 
admitted publicly that it had taught him more about the intentions of the Soviets than 
everything he had ever learned. Never again would he kiss the cheeks of Premier Brezhnev 
before the television cameras of the West. The Democrat-controlled Senate even refused to 
ratify his SALT II treaty. (By the way, President Reagan has been honoring its terms 
unofficially, and he already has ordered the destruction of several Poseidon submarines, 

including the U.S.S. Sam Rayburn, the dismantling of which began in November of 1985,- 

and which cost a staggering $21 million for the destruction of that one strips The Nathan 

Hale and the Andrew Jackson are scheduled for destruction in 1986.^ To comply with 
SALT II, we will have to destroy an additional 2,500 Poseidon submarine warheads. "Good 
faith," American diplomatic officials argue. ("Good grief," you may be thinking.) 

The invasion of Afghanistan was a landmark shift in Soviet military tactics. Departing from 
half a century of slow, plodding, "smother the enemy with raw power" tactics, the Soviet 
military leadership adopted the lightning strike. Overnight, the Soviets had captured the 

Kabul airfield and had surrounded the capital city with tanks. - 

Tanks? In an overnight invasion? How did 30-ton Soviet tanks roll from the Soviet border 
to the interior city of Kabul in one day? What about the rugged Afghan terrain? 

The answer is simple: there are two highways from the Soviet Union to Kabul, including 
one which is 647 miles long. Their bridges can support tanks. Do you think that Afghan 
peasants built these roads for yak-drawn carts? Do you think that Afghan peasants built 
these roads at all? No, you built them. 

In 1966, reports on this huge construction project began to appear in obscure U.S. 
magainzes. The project was completed the following year. It was part of Lyndon Johnson's 
Great Society. Soviet and U.S.' engineers worked side by side, spending U.S. foreign aid 
money and Soviet money, to get the highways built. One strip of road, 67 miles long, north 
through the Salang Pass to the U.S.S.R., cost $42 million, or $643,000 per mile. John W. 
Millers, the leader of the United National survey team in Afghanistan, commented at the 
time that it was the most expensive bit of road he had ever seen. The Soviets trained and 

used 8,000 Afghans to build it.- 

If there were any justice in this world of international foreign aid, the Soviet tanks should 
have rolled by signs that read: "U.S. Highway Tax Dollars at Work." 

Nice guys, the Soviets. They just wanted to help a technologically backward nation. Nice 
guys, American foreign aid officials. They also just wanted to help a technologically 

backward nation... the Soviet Union. 

Seven Decades of Deals 

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed, so as not to 
protect the guilty. 

In the mid-1970's, the original version of this book led to the destruction of Antony Sutton's 
career as a salaried academic researcher with the prestigious (and therefore, not quite 
ideologically tough enough) Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. That was a 
high price for Sutton to pay, but not nearly so high as the price you and I are going to be 
asked to pay because of the activities that this book describes in painstaking detail. 

Lenin is supposed to have made the following observation: 

"If we were to announce today that we intend to hang all capitalists tomorrow, 
they would trip over each other trying to sell us the rope." 

I don't think he ever said it. However, someone who really understood Lenin, Communism, 
and capitalist ethics said it. This book shows how accurate an observation it is. 

Antony Sutton is not about to offer the following evidence in his own academic self- 
defense, so I will. Perhaps the best-informed American scholar in the field of Soviet history 
and overall strategy is Prof. Richard Pipes of Harvard University. In 1984, his chilling book 
appeared, Survival Is Not Enough: Soviet Realities and America's Future (Simon & 
Schuster). His book tells at least part of the story of the Soviet Union's reliance on Western 
technology, including the infamous Kama River truck plant, which was built by the 
Pullman- Swindell company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a subsidiary of M. W. Kellogg Co. 
Prof. Pipes remarks that the bulk of the Soviet merchant marine, the largest in the world, 
was built in foreign shipyards. He even tells the story (related in greater detail in this book) 
of the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company of Springfield, Vermont, which sold the Soviet 
Union the ball-bearing machines that alone made possible the targeting mechanism of 
Soviet MIRV'ed ballistic missiles. And in footnote 29 on page 290, he reveals the 

In his three- volume detailed account of Soviet purchases of Western equipment 
and technology . . . [Antony] Sutton comes to conclusions that are 
uncomfortable for many businessmen and economists. For this reason his work 
tends to be either dismissed out of hand as "extreme" or, more often, simply 

Prof. Pipes knows how the academic game is played. The game cost Sutton his academic 
career. But the academic game is very small potatoes compared to the historic "game" of 
world conquest by the Soviet empire. We are dealing with a messianic State which intends 
to impose its will on every nation' on earth — a goal which Soviet leaders have repeated 
constantly since they captured Russia in their nearly bloodless coup in October of 1917. 

Sutton identifies the deaf mute blindmen who sell the Soviets the equipment they need for 
world conquest. But at least these deaf mute blindmen get something out of it: money. Not 

"soft currency" Soviet rubles, either; they get U.S. dollars from the Soviets, who in turn get 
long-term loans that are guaranteed by U.S. taxpayers. Their motivation is fairly easy to 
understand. But what do the academic drones get out of it? What do they get for their 
systematic suppression of the historical facts, and their callous treatment in book reviews of 
works such as Sutton's monumental three-volume set, Western Technology and Soviet 
Economic Development? What was in it, for example, for C. H. Feinstein of Clare College, 
Cambridge Unversity, who reviewed Sutton's first volume, covering 1917-1930? He could 
not honestly fault Sutton's basic scholarship, nor did he try: 

... he has examined a vast amount of information, much of it previously 
unknown to scholars, regarding the trading contacts and contracts between the 
U.S.S.R and the West, notably Germany and the United States. The primary 
sources were the fascinating and extraordinarily detailed files of the U.S. State 
Department and the archives of the German Foreign Ministry, and these were 
supplemented by a wide-ranging and multilingual selection of books and 

He even wrote that "Sutton's prodigious researches (and this is apparently only the first of 
three projected volumes) have provided students of Soviet economic development with a 
detailed survey of the way in which Western' technology was transferred to the Soviet 
Union, and for this we are indebted to him." But having admitted this — thereby preserving 
the surface appearance of professional integrity — Feinstein then lowered the academic 

Unfortunately, his attempt to go beyond this, and to assess the significance of 
this transfer and of the concessions policy, is unsatisfactory and overstates the 
extent and impact of the concessions as well as their importance for Soviet 
economic development .... the defects of Sutton's approach ... a similar lack of 
understanding... Sutton exaggerates... He further indulges his fondness for 


You get the basic thrust of the review. "Facts are fine; we are all scholars here." But even 
the mildest sort of first-stage conclusions concerning the importance and significance of 
such facts are anathema, for the facts show that the Soviet economy should have this sign 
over it: "Made in the West." Sutton's subsequent two volumes were never reviewed in this 
specialized academic journal — the journal, above all other U.S. scholarly journals, in 
which it would have been most appropriate to include reviews of scholarly books on Soviet 
economic history. The information blackout had begun, and it was augmented by the 
publisher's own blackout beginning in 1973, a blackout discussed in this book. 

Less than three years after Feinstein's review was published, Bryant Chucking Grinder Co. 
sold the Soviets the ball-bearing grinders that subsequently placed the West at the mercy of 
the Soviet tyrants. At last, they possessed the technology which makes possible a relatively 

low-risk first-strike by Soviet missiles against our missiles and "defenses."- Until Bryant 
supplied the technology, the Soviets couldn't build such offensive weapons, which is why 
they had lobbied from 1961 until 1972 to get the U.S. government's authorization to buy the 
units. Within a few years after delivery, they had the missiles installed. Then they invaded 
Afghanistan. So much for Sutton's "exaggerations." 

This book is not really designed to be read word for word. It is a kind of lawyer's brief, 

filled with facts that none of us will remember in detail. But if the facts were not included, 
the book's thesis would be too far-fetched to accept. He therefore includes pages and pages 
of dull, dreary details — details that lead to an inescapable conclusion: that the West has 
been betrayed by its major corporate leaders, with the full compliance of its national 
political leaders. 

From this time forward, you can say in confidence to anyone: "The United States financed 
the economic and military development of the Soviet Union. Without this aid, financed by 
U.S. taxpayers, there would be no significant Soviet military threat, for there would be no 
Soviet economy to support the Soviet military machine, let alone sophisticated military 
equipment." Should your listener scoff, you need only to hand him a copy of this book, it 
will stuff his mouth with footnotes. 

It probably will not change the scoffer's mind, however. Minds are seldom changed with 
facts, certainly not college-trained minds. Facts did not change Prof. Feinstein's mind, after 
all. The book will only shut up the scoffer when in your presence. But even that is worth a 
lot these days. 

From this day forward, you should never take seriously any State Department official (and 
certainly not the Secretary of State) who announces to the press that this nation is now, and 
has always been, engaged in a worldwide struggle against Communism and Soviet 
aggression. Once in a while, Secretaries of State feel pressured to give such speeches. They 
are nonsense. They are puffery for the folks out in middle America. 

You may note for future reference my observation that Secretaries of Commerce never feel 
this pressure to make anti-Communist speeches. They, unlike Secretaries of State, speak 
directly for American corporate interests. They know where their bread is buttered, and 
more important, who controls the knife. 

When it comes to trading with the enemy, multinational corporate leaders act in terms of the 
political philosophy of the legendary George Washington Plunkett of Tammany Hall: "I 
seen my opportunities, and I took 'em." Plunkett was defending "honest graft"; our modern 
grafters have raised the stakes considerably. They are talking about bi-partisan treason. 


^Washington Times (Dec. 24, 1985). 
Howard Phillips, Washington Dateline (Dec. 1985), p. 6. 
^Washington Post (Nov. 27, 1985). 

4 Edward Luttwak, The Grand Strategy of the Soviet Union (New York: St. 
Martin's Press, 1983), ch. 1. 

5 "Rugged Afghan Road Jobs Fill Gaps in Trans-Asian Network," Engineering 
ews-Record (Nov. 3, 1966). 

"Review of Antony Sutton, Western Technology and Soviet Economic 
Development, 1917-1930 (Stanford: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and 
Peace, Stanford University, 1965), in The Journal of Economic History, XXIX 
(December 1969), pp. 816-18. 


Actually, the United States has no defenses. W. hat we have is an arsenal of 
retaliatory offensive weapons aimed at Soviet cities, not at Soviet military 
targets. This is the infamous strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) 
which was implemented by former Secretary of Defense (!!!) Robert Strange 
McNamara. If Soviet missiles were to take out the bulk of our land-based 
missiles in a first strike, we would have little choice but to surrender, since our 
submarine-launched missiles are too weak and too inaccurate to destroy 
hardened Soviet missile silos, and the Soviets could threaten a second wave of 
missiles against our cities if we were to attempt to retaliate. On our present 
position of military inferiority, see Quentin Crommelin, Jr. and David S. 
Sullivan, Soviet Military Supremacy (Washington, D.C.: The Citizens' 
Foundation, 1985). This book was a project of USC's Defense and Strategic 
Studies Program. 


Author's Preface 

Back in 1973 this author published National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, itself 
a sequel to a three volume academic study, Western Technology and Soviet Economic 
Development, published by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. These four books 
are detailed verifiable catalogs of Western technology used and in use by the Soviet Union, 
acquired by gift, purchase, illegal diversion or theft. 

Taken together, these four volumes constitute an extraordinary commentary on a basic 
weakness in the Soviet system and an equally extraordinary weakness in Western policy 
making. The Soviets are heavily dependent on Western technology and innovation not only 
in their civilian industries, but also in their military programs. 

Technology is, of course, the life blood of modern economic development: technology is 
the difference between the Third World and the advanced 21st century development 
epitomised by Silicon Valley in California. 

Regrettably, most economists are not qualified to explore the role of technology in 
economic development. Technology is assumed as a "given," whereas it is in fact a dynamic 
factor, the most dynamic factor many would argue, in modern economic development. 
Similarly, State Department planners, essentially political scientists, are not at home with 
technology — sufficiently so that in 1963 State issued papers to the effect that the Soviets 
had only self-generated technology. Even today State and Commerce appear barely 
conversant with the extent of Soviet "reverse engineering." Fortunately, Department of 
Defense is more attuned to technology and among all government departments is alone 
aware of the magnitude of the problem to be described in The Best Enemy Money Can Buy. 

The deaf mute blindmen — to quote from Lenin — are those multinational businessmen 
who see no further than the bottom line of the current contract. Unfortunately, these 
internationalist operators have disproportionate influence in Washington. Consequently, 
arguments based on the flimsiest of evidence and the most absurd logic that fly in the face 
of all we know about the Soviets are able not only to be heard in Washington, but even form 
the basis of our policy. 

An inevitable conclusion from the evidence in this book is that we have totally ignored a 
policy that would enable us to neutralize Soviet global ambitions while simultaneously 
reducing the defense budget and the tax load on American citizens. Whether we like it or 
not, technology is a political tool in today's world. And if we want to survive in the face of 
Soviet ambitions, we will have to use this weapon sooner or later. At the moment the 
combined efforts of the deaf mute blindmen have been successful. Only an informed, 
aroused electorate has sufficient potential power to counter their suicidal ambitions. 

Antony C. Sutton, 
California, January 1986. 



America's Deaf Mute Blindmen 

"To attribute to others the identical sentiments that guide oneself is never to 
understand others." — Gustav Le Bon 

Over the past several decades, quietly, without media attention, many Americans in diverse 
fields of activity have been pressured into silence, and failing silence, have been removed 
from their positions or excommunicated from a chosen profession. These men range from 
historians in Department of State, top level officials in Department of Commerce, engineers 
working for IBM, to academics in America's leading universities. 

In each case threats and pressures which led to censorship, firing, and excommunication 
track back to the deaf mute blindmen, and their associates in political Washington. 

Who are the deaf mute blindmen? 

The Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilych (Ulyanov) Lenin coined the phrase, and whatever 
we think of Lenin's revolutionary philosophy, we cannot deny his genius in the analysis of 
capitalists and their motivations. Here is Lenin on the "deaf mute blindmen." 

The Capitalists of the world and their governments, in pursuit of conquest of 
the Soviet market, will close their eyes to the indicated higher reality and thus 
will turn into deaf mute blindmen. They will extend credits, which will 
strengthen for us the Communist Party in their countries and giving us the 
materials and technology we lack, they will restore our military industry, 
indispensable for our future victorious attacks on our suppliers. In other 
words, they will labor for the preparation for their own suicide.^ 

The Suppressed Higher Reality 

What is this "higher reality" that Lenin identifies? It is simply that the Soviet system cannot 
generate sufficient innovation and technology to become a world power, yet Soviet global 
ambitions demand that its socialist system challenge and surpass the capitalist systems of 
the West. Lenin deduced just before he died in 1923 that Soviet communism had an 
Achilles heel, a fatal defect. In a remarkable about-face Lenin then introduced the New 
Economic Policy, a return to limited free enterprise and a prelude to a long-lasting 
cooperation with Western capitalists — the deaf mute blindmen. This policy was repeated 
by Communist China in the early 1980s. 

It is knowledge of this "higher reality" that has been ruthlessly suppressed by successive 
Administrations under political pressure from internationalist businessmen. The State 
Department, for example, has a disgraceful record of attempting to black out information 

and present a false picture of historical events. Under John Foster Dulles, Dr. G. Bernard 
Noble, a Rhodes scholar and an enemy of any attempt to change the Establishment's party- 
line, was promoted to take charge of the Historical Office at State Department. Two 
historians, Dr. Donald Dozer and Dr. Bryton Barron, who protested the official policy of 
distorting information and suppressing historical documents, were railroaded out of the 

State Department. Dr. Barron, in his book, Inside the State Department,- specifically 
charged the State Department with responsibility for the exportation of military technology 
to the Soviet Union, and listed four examples of highly strategic tools whose export to the 
USSR was urged by officials of the State Department. 

1. Boring mills for manufacture of tanks, artillery, aircraft, and the atomic 
reactors used in submarines. 

2. Vertical boring mills for manufacture of jet engines. 

3. Dynamic balance machines used to balance shafts on engines for jet 
airplanes and guided missiles. 

4. External cylindrical grinding machines which a Defense Department expert 
testified were essential in making engine parts, guided missiles, and radar. 

Bryton Barron concludes: 

It should be evident that we cannot trust the present personnel of the 
Department to apply our agreements in the nation's interest any more than we 
can trust it to give us the full facts about our treaties and other international 

Breathtakingly inaccurate are the only words that can describe State Department claims 
regarding our military assistance to the Soviet Union. The general State Department line is 
that the Soviets have a self-developed technology, that trade is always peaceful, that we 
have controls on the export of strategic goods, and that there is no conceivable relationship 
between our export to the Soviet Union and Soviet armaments production- 

An example will make the point. Here is a statement by Ambassador Trezise to the Senate: 

Ambassador Trezise: We, I think, are sometimes guilty, Senator, of a degree 
of false and unwarranted pride in our industrial and technological might, a kind 
of arrogance, if you will ■ . . we are ahead of the Soviet Union in many areas of 
industry and technology. But a nation that can accomplish the scientific and 
technological feats the Soviet Union has accomplished in recent years is clearly 
not a primitive, mudhut economy .... It is a big, vigorous, strong, and highly 
capable national entity, and its performance in the space field and in other 
fields has given us every indication that Soviet engineers, technicians, 
scientists, are in the forefront of the scientists, engineers, technicians of the 

Senator Muskie: So that the urge towards increased trade with Eastern 
European countries has not resulted in a weakening of the restrictions related to 
strategic goods? 

Ambassador Trezise: I think that is an accurate statement, Senator. 

Now we have, we think, quite an effective system of handling items which are in the 
military area or so closely related thereto that they become strategic items by everybody's 

In fact, at the very time Trezise was making the above soothing statement, critical 
shipments of strategic materials and equipment were going forward to the Soviet Union. 
The so-called Export Control laws were a leaky sieve due to outright inefficiency in 
Departments of State and Commerce. 

Censorship has enabled politically appointed officials and the permanent Washington 
bureaucracy to make such unbelievably inaccurate statements without fear of challenge in 
Congress or by the American public. 

The State Department files are crammed with information concerning U.S. technical and 
economic assistance to the Soviet Union. The author of this book required three substantial 
volumes (see Bibliography) just to summarize this assistance for the years 1917-1970. Yet 
former Secretary of State Dean Rusk, presumably acting on the advice of State Department 
researchers, stated in 1961, "It would seem clear that the Soviet Union derives only the most 
marginal help in its economic development from the amount of U.S. goods it receives." A 
statement flatly contradictory to the massive evidence available in departmental files. 

In 1968 Nicholas de B. Katzenbach, Assistant Secretary of State, made a statement that was 
similarly inconsistent with observable fact, and displayed a fundamental lack of common- 
sense reasoning: 

We should have no illusions. If we do not sell peaceful goods to the nations of 
Eastern Europe, others will. If we erect barriers to our trade with Eastern 
Europe, we will lose the trade and Eastern Europe will buy elsewhere. But we 
will not make any easier our task of stopping aggression in Vietnam nor in 

building security for the United States.- 

In fact, aggression in South Vietnam would have been impossible without U.S. assistance to 
the Soviet Union. Much of the key "European" technology cited derives from U.S. 

Jack N. Behrman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the 
Department of Commerce, repeated the same theme on behalf of the Commerce 

This is the old problem of economic dependency. However, I do not believe 
that Russia would in fact permit herself to become dependent upon imported 
sources of strategic goods. Rather she would import amounts additional to her 
strategic needs, thereby relieving the pressure on her economy by not risking 

dependence. - 

In fact, Jack Behrman to the contrary notwithstanding, Soviet Russia is the most dependent 
large nation in modern history, for wheat as well as technology. 

Here's another statement from former Secretary of Commerce Maurice H. Stans: 

Q: Is there danger of this country's helping the Russians build a war potential 
that might be turned against the interests of the free world? 

A: Under the circumstances, we might be very foolish not to accept business 
which could create jobs in the United States, when refusing to sell to the Soviet 

Union would in no way deter their progress.- 
Suppression of Information 

Information suppression concerning Soviet relations with the United States may be found in 
all administrations, Democrat and Republican, from President Wilson to President Reagan. 
For example, on November 28, 1917, just a few weeks after the Petrograd and Moscow 
Bolsheviks had overthrown the democratic and constitutional government of Russia, 
"Colonel" House (then in Paris) intervened on behalf of the Bolsheviks and cabled President 
Wilson and the Secretary of State in the "Special Green" cipher of the State Department as 

There has been cabled over and published here [Paris] statements made by 
American papers to the effect that Russia should be treated as an enemy. It is 

exceedingly important that such criticisms should be suppressed... - 

Suppression of information critical of the Soviet Union and our military assistance to the 
Soviets may be traced in the State Department files from this 1917 House cable down to the 
present day, when export licenses issued for admittedly military equipment exports to the 
USSR are not available for public information. In fact, Soviet sources must be used to trace 
the impact of some American technology on Soviet military development. The Soviet 
Register of Shipping, for example, publishes the technical specifications of main engines in 
Russian vessels (including country of manufacture): this information is not available from 
U.S. official sources. In November 1971, Krasnaya Zvezda published an article with 
specific reference to the contribution of the basic Soviet industrial structure to the Soviet 
military power — a contribution that representatives of the U.S. Executive Branch have 
explicitly denied to the public and to Congress. 

Even today U.S. assistance to the Soviet military-industrial complex and its weapons 
systems cannot be documented from open U.S. sources alone because export license 
memoranda are classified data. Unless the technical nature of our shipments to the USSR is 
known, it is impossible to determine their contribution to the Soviet military complex. The 
national security argument is not acceptable as a defense for classification because the 
Soviets know what they are buying. So does the United States government. So do U.S. 
firms. So do the deaf mute blindmen. The group left out in the cold is the American 

From time to time bills have been introduced in Congress to make export-license 
information freely available. These bills have never received Administration support. 
Nonavailability of current information means that decisions affecting all Americans are 
made by a relatively few government officials without impartial outside scrutiny, and under 
political pressure from internationlist businessmen. In many cases these decisions would not 

be sustained if subjected to public examination and criticism. It is argued by policy-makers 
that decisions affecting national security and international relations cannot be made in a 
goldfish bowl. The obvious answer to this is the history of the past seventy years: we have 
had one catastrophic international problem after another — and in the light of history, the 
outcome would have been far less costly if the decisions had been made in a goldfish bowl. 

For instance, little more than a decade after House's appeal to Wilson, Senator Smoot 
inquired of the State Department about the possible military end-uses of an aluminum 
powder plant to be erected in the Soviet Union by W. Hahn, an American engineer. State 
Department files contain a recently declassified document which states why no reply was 
ever given to Senator Smoot: 

No reply was made to Senator Smoot by the Department as the Secretary did 
not desire to indicate that the Department had no objection to the rendering by 
Mr. Hahn of technical assistance to the Soviet authorities in the production of 
aluminum powder, in view of the possibility of its use as war material, and 


preferred to take no position at the time in regard to the matter.- 

Congressional action in the Freedom on Information Act and administrative claims of 
speedy declassification have not changed this basic situation. Major significant documents 
covering the history of the past seventy years are buried, and they will remain buried until 
an outraged public opinion puts some pressure on Congress. 

Congress has on the other hand investigated and subsequently published several reports on 
the export of strategic materials to the Soviet Union. One such instance, called "a life and 
death matter" by Congress, concerned the proposed shipment of ball bearing machines to 


the USSR.- The Bryant Chucking Grinder Company accepted a Soviet order for thirty-five 
Centalign-B machines for processing miniature ball bearings. All such precision ball 
bearings in the United States, used by the Department of Defense for missile guidance 
systems, were processed on seventy-two Bryant Centalign Model-B machines. 

In 1961 the Department of Commerce approved export of thirty-five such machines to the 
USSR, which would have given the Soviets capability about equal to 50 percent of the U.S. 

The Soviets had no equipment for such mass production processing, and neither the USSR 
nor any European manufacturer could manufacture such equipment. A Department of 
Commerce statement that there were other manufacturers was shown to be inaccurate. 
Commerce proposed to give the Soviet Union an ability to use its higher-thrust rockets with 
much greater accuracy and so pull ahead of the United States. Subsequently, a 
congressional investigation yielded accurate information not otherwise available to 
independent nongovernment researchers and the general public. 

Congressional investigations have also unearthed extraordinary "errors" of judgment by 
high officials. For example, in 1961 a dispute arose in U.S. government circles over the 
"Transfermatic Case" — a proposal to ship to the USSR two transfer lines (with a total 
value of $4.3 million) for the production of truck engines. 

In a statement dated February 23, 1961, the Department of Defense went on record against 
shipment of the transfer lines on the grounds that "the technology contained in these 

Transfermatic machines produced in the United States is the most advanced in the world," 
and that "so far as this department knows, the USSR has not installed this type of 
machinery. The receipt of this equipment by the USSR will contribute to the Soviet military 
and economic warfare potential." This argument was arbitrarily overturned by the incoming 
Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. Secretary McNamara did not allow for the known 
fact that most Soviet military trucks came from two American-built plants even then 
receiving equipment from the United States. The Transfermatic machines approved by 
McNamara had clear and obvious military uses — as the Department of Defense had 
previously argued. Yet McNamara allowed them to go forward. 

Yet another calculated deception of the American public can be traced to the Johnson 
Administration. In 1966 the U.S. Department of State produced a beautiful, extravagantly 
illustrated brochure of American hand tools. This was printed in Russian, for distribution in 
Russia, with a preface — in Russian — by Lyndon Johnson. Requests to the State 
Department for a copy of this brochure went unanswered. The book is not listed in official 
catalogues of government publications. It is not available or even known to the general 
public. No printer's name appears on the back cover. The publisher is not listed. The author 
obtained a copy from Russia. Here is the preface: 

Hand Tools — USA- 
Welcome to the "Hand Tools — USA" exhibit — the eighth consecutive 
exhibit arranged for citizens of the Soviet Union. 

At this exhibit you will see samples of various hand tools currently 
manufactured in the United States — tools that facilitate manual work and 
make it possible to produce better-quality industrial goods at a much lower 

Since the very early days of the history of our country, Americans of all ages 
have worked with hand tools. In industry and at home, in factories and on 
farms, in workshops and schools, the hand tool has become indispensable in 
our lives. 

Some of these tools have retained their original simplicity of design; others 
have acquired entirely new forms and are now used to perform new functions. 

We sincerely hope that this exhibit will lead to a better understanding of the 
American people and their way of life. 

/s/ Lyndon B. Johnson 

Why all the secrecy? Imagine the public reaction in 1966, when the Soviets were supplying 
the North Viets with weapons to kill Americans (over 5,000 were killed that year), if it had 
become known that the State Department had published lavish booklets in Russian for free 
distribution in Russia at taxpayers' expense. 

However, the point at issue is not the wisdom of publication, but the wisdom of 
concealment. The public is not told because the public might protest. In other words, the 

public cannot be trusted to see things in the same light as the policymakers, and the 
policymakers are unwilling to defend their positions. 

Further, what would have been the domestic political consequences if it had been known 
that a U.S. President had signed a document in Russian, lavishly produced at the taxpayers' 
expense for free distribution in Russia, while Russian weapons were killing Americans in 
Vietnam with assistance from our own deaf mute blindmen? The citizen-taxpayer does not 
share the expensive illusions of the Washington elite., The political reaction by the 
taxpayer, and his few supporters in Congress, would have been harsh and very much to the 

The Deaf Mute Blindmen 

The key party interested in concealment of information about our export to the Soviet 
Union is, of course, the American firms and individuals prominently associated with such 
exports, i.e., the deaf mute blindmen themselves. 

In general, the American public has a basic right to know what is being shipped and who is 
shipping it, if the Soviets are using the material against us. The public also has a right to 
know about the personal interests of presidential appointees and previous employment with 
firms prominent in trade with the USSR. 

Until recently, the firms involved could publicly claim ignorance of the use to which the 
Soviets put imported Western technology. It is not a good claim, but it was made. From the 
1970's on, ignorance of end-use is not a valid claim. The evidence is clear, overwhelming, 
and readily available: the Soviets have used American technology to kill Americans and 
their allies. 

The claim that publication of license information would give undue advantage to 
competitors is not the kind of argument that an honest businessman would make. It is only 
necessary to publish certain basic elementary information: date, name of firm, amount, 
destination in the USSR, and a brief statement of the technical aspects. Every industry has a 
"grapevine" and potential business in an industry is always common knowledge. 

In any event, suppose there was adverse comment about a particular sale to the Soviets? Is 
this a bad thing? If our policies are indeed viable, why fear public opinion? Or are certain 
sectors of our society to be immune from public criticism? 

Soviet dependency on our technology, and their use of this technology for military 
purposes, could have been known to Congress on a continuing basis in the 1950s and 1960s 
if export license information had been freely available. The problem was suspected, but the 
compilation of the proof had to wait several decades until the evidence became available 
from Soviet sources. In the meantime, Administration and business spokesmen were able to 
make absurd statements to Congress without fear of challenge. In general, only those who 
had already made up their minds that Soviet trade was desirable had access to license 
information. These were the deaf mute blindmen only able to see their own conception of 
events and blind to the fact that we had contributed to construction of Soviet military 

In 1968, for example, the Gleason Company of Rochester, New York shipped equipment to 
the Gorki automobile plant in Russia, a plant previously built by the Ford Motor Company. 
The information about shipment did not come from 'the censored licenses but from foreign 
press sources. Knowledge of license application for any equipment to be used to Gorki 
would have elicited vigorous protests to Congress. Why? Because the Gorki plant produces 
a wide range of military vehicles and equipment. Many of the tracks used on the Ho Chi 
Minh trail were GAZ vehicles from Gorki. The rocket-launchers used against Israel are 
mounted on GAZ-69 chassis made at Gorki. They have Ford-type engines made at Gorki. 

Thus, a screen of censorship vigorously supported by multinational businessmen has 
withheld knowledge of a secret shift in direction of U.S. foreign policy. This shift can be 
summarized as follows: 

1. Our long-run technical assistance to the Soviet Union has built a first-order 
military threat to our very existence. 

2. Our lengthy history of technical assistance to the Soviet military structure 
was known to successive administrations, but has only recently (1982) been 
admitted to Congress or to the American public. 

3. Current military assistance is also known, but is admitted only on a case-by- 
case basis when information to formulate a question can be obtained from 
nongovernment sources. 

4. As a general rule, detailed data on export licenses, which are required to 
establish the continuing and long-run dependence of the Soviet military- 
industrial complex on the United States, have been made available to Congress 
only by special request, and have been denied completely to the American 
public at large. 

In brief, all presidential administrations, from that of Woodrow Wilson to that of Ronald 
Reagan, have followed a bipartisan foreign policy of building up the Soviet Union. This 
policy is censored. It is a policy of suicide. 

Persistent pressure from nongovernmental researchers and knowledgeable individuals has 
today forced the Administration to at least publicly acknowledge the nature of the problem 
but still do very little about it. For instance, in an interview on March 8, 1982, William 
Casey, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, made the following revealing statement: 

We have determined that the Soviet strategic advances depend on Western 
technology to a far greater degree than anybody ever dreamed of. It just doesn't 
make any sense for us to spend additional billions of dollars to protect 
ourselves against the capabilities that the Soviets have developed largely by 
virtue of having pretty much of a free ride on our research and development. 

They use every method you can imagine — purchase, legal and illegal; theft; 
bribery; espionage; scientific exchange; study of trade press, and invoking the 
Freedom of Information Act — to get this information. 

We found that scientific exchange is a big hole. We send scholars or young 

people to the Soviet Union to study Pushkin poetry; they send a 45-year-old 
man out of their KGB or defense establishment to exactly the schools and the 
professors who are working on sensitive technologies. 

The KGB has developed a large, independent, specialized organization which 
does nothing but work on getting access to Western science and technology. 
They have been recruiting about 100 young scientists and engineers a year for 
the last 15 years. They roam the world looking for technology to pick up. 

Back in Moscow there are 400 or 500 assessing what they might need and 
where they might get it — doing their targeting and then assessing what they 

get. It's a very sophisticated and farflung operation.— 

Unfortunately, Mr. Casey, who pleads surprise at the discovery, is still concealing the whole 
story. This author (not alone) made this known to Department of Defense over 15 years 
ago, with a request for information to develop the full nature of the problem. This exchange 
of letters is reproduced as Appendix A. Nothing was done in 1971. In the past 15 years 
there has been a superficial change — the Reagan Administration is now willing to admit 
the existence of the problem. It has not yet been willing to face the policy challenge. Until 
the deaf mute blindmen are neutralized, our assistance for Soviet strategic advances will 


Quoted in Joseph Finder, Red Carpet (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, 
1984), p. 8 

Bryton Barron, Inside the State Department (New York: Comet Press, 1956). 

House of Representatives, To Amend the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 
(Washington, DC, 1968), p. 64. 

4 Ibid. 

5 U.S. News & World Report, December 20, 1971. 

6 See Antony Sutton, Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution {New York: 
Arlington House, 1974). 

7 U.S. State Dept. Decimal File, 861.659-Du Pont de Nemours & Co/5. 

8 U.S. Senate, Committee on the Judiciary, Proposed Shipment of Ball Bearing 
Machines to the U.S.S.R. (Washington, 1961). 

9 Author's translation from Russian of brochure for "Hand Tools — USA" 


United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, D.C., p. 55. 



American Trucks in Korea and Vietnam — 
For the Other Side 

If we do not develop our automobile industry, we are threatened with the 
heaviest losses, if not defeats, in a future war. Pravda, July 20, 1927 

At the end of World War II the U.S. government appointed an interagency committee to 
consider the future of the German automobile industry and its war-making potential. This 
committee concluded that any motor vehicle industry in any country is an important factor 
in that country's war potential. 

More than half U.S. tanks, almost all armored and half-track vehicles and one-third of guns 
over 33 millimeter were manufactured in U.S. civilian motor vehicle plants. 

Consequently, the committee unanimously recommended: 

1. Any vehicle industry is a major force for war. 

2. German automotive manufacturing should be prohibited because it was a war 

3. Numerous military products can be made by the automobile industry, 
including aerial torpedoes, aircraft cannon, aircraft instruments, aircraft 
engines, aircraft engines parts, aircraft ignition testers, aircraft machine guns, 
aircraft propeller subassemblies, aircraft propellers, aircraft servicing and 
testing equipment, aircraft struts, airframes, and so on. A total of 300 items of 
military equipment was listed. 

A comparison of the recommendations from this committee with subsequent administrative 
recommendations and policies for the export of automobile-manufacturing plants to the 
Soviet Union demonstrates extraordinary inconsistencies. If automobile-manufacturing 
capacity has "warlike" potential for Germany and the United States, then it also has 
"warlike" potential for the Soviet Union. But the recommendations for post-war 
Germany and the Soviet Union are totally divergent. Some of the same Washington 
bureaucrats (for example, Charles R. Weaver of the Department of Commerce) participated 
in making both decisions. 

In brief, any automobile or tractor plant can be used to produce tanks, armored cars, military 
trucks, other military vehicles and equipment. A major conclusion reached by a U.S. 
interagency committee formed to study the war-making potential of the U.S. and German 
automotive industries was that a motor vehicle industry has enormous military potential. 

"The Committee recognized without dissent that [Germany's] motor vehicle industry was an 

important factor in her waging of war during World War n." 

On the basis of its findings, the committee recommended that the manufacture of complete 
automobiles in Germany be prohibited, that the manufacture of certain parts and 
subassemblies be "specifically prohibited," and that Germany "should not be permitted to 
retain in her possession any types of vehicles or particular military application, such as 
track-laying vehicles, multi-axle vehicles, etc." 

The committee further listed more than 300 "war products manufactured by the automotive 

These conclusions have been ignored for the Soviet automobile industry, even while the 
Soviets themselves officially stated their intention to use foreign automobile technology for 
military vehicles as early as 1927. V. V. Ossinsky, a top planner, wrote a series of articles 
for Pravda (July 20, 21 and 22, 1927) with the following warning: 

If in a future war we use the Russian peasant cart against the American or 
European automobile, the result to say the least will be disproportionately 
heavy losses, the inevitable consequences of technical weakness. This is 
certainly not industrialized defense. 

The Soviet military-civilian vehicle manufacturing industry, as subsequently developed, 
produces a limited range of utilitarian trucks and automobiles in a few large plants 
designed, built by, and almost entirely equipped with Western, primarily American, 
technical assistance and machinery. These motor vehicle plants mostly manufacture their 
own components and ship these to assembly plants elsewhere in the Soviet Union. 

There is a high degree of integration between Russian military and civilian vehicle models. 
Military and civilian vehicles have interchangeable parts and Soviet policy is to maximize 
unification of military and civilian designs to assist model change-over in case of war. 

This unification of military and civilian automobile design has been described by the Soviet 
economist A. N. Lagovskiy: 

The fewer design changes between the old and the new type of product, the 
easier and more rapidly the enterprise will shift to new production. If, for 
example, chassis, motors, and other parts of a motor vehicle of a civilian model 
are used for a military motor vehicle, or course, the shift to the mass production 
of the military motor vehicle will occur considerably faster and more easily 
than if the design of all the main parts were different. 

Lagovskiy notes that Soviet "civilian" agricultural tractors and motor vehicles can be used 
directly as military vehicles without major conversion. Soviet tractors (direct copies of 
Caterpillar models) were used as artillery tractors in World War II and Korea. General G. I. 
Pokrovski makes a similar argument about the U.S. 106-millimeter recoilless weapon 
mounted on a Willys jeep and comments that "even relatively powerful recoilless artillery 
systems can, at the present time, be mounted on a light automobile without reducing the 

number of men accomodated."— 

Almost all — possibly 95 percent — of Soviet military vehicles are produced in very large 

plants designed by American engineers in the 1930s through the 1970s. 

The Soviet Military Truck Industry 

Soviet civilian and military trucks are produced in the same plants and have extensive 
interchangeability of parts and components. For example, the ZIL-131 was the main 31/2- 
ton 6x6 Soviet military truck used in Vietnam and Afghanistan and is produced also in a 
civilian 4x2 version as the ZIL-130. Over 60 percent of the parts in the ZIL-131 military 
truck are common to the ZIL-130 civilian truck. 

All Soviet truck technology and a large part of Soviet truck-manufacturing equipment has 
come from the West, mainly from the United States. While some elementary transfers-lines 
and individual machines for vehicle production are made in the Soviet Union, these are 
copies of Western machines and always obsolete in design. 

Many major American companies have been prominent in building up the Soviet truck 
industry. The Ford Motor Company, the A. J. Brandt Company, the Austin Company, 
General Electric, Swindell-Dressier, and others supplied the technical assistance, design 
work, and equipment of the original giant plants. 

This Soviet military-civilian truck industry originally comprised two main groups of plants, 
plus five newer giant plants. The first group used models, technical assistance, and parts and 
components from the Ford-built Gorki automobile plant (GAZ is the model designation). 
The second group of production plants used models, parts, and components from the A. J. 
Brandt-rebuilt ZIL plant in Moscow (Zavod imeni Likhachev, formerly the AMO and later 
the Stalin plant). Consequently this plant was called the BBH-ZIL plant after the three 
companies involved in its reconstruction and expansion in the 1930s: A. J. Brandt, Budd, 
and Hamilton Foundry. 

There is a fundamental difference between the Ford and Brandt companies. Brandt had only 
one contract in the USSR, to rebuild the old AMO plant in 1929. AMO in 1930 had a 
production of 30,000 trucks per year, compared to the Gorki plant, designed from scratch by 
Ford for an output of 140,000 vehicles per year. Ford is still interested in Russian business. 
Brandt is not interested and has not been since 1930. 

The Ford-Gorki group of assembly plants includes the plants at Ulyanovsk (model 
designation UAZ), Odessa (model designation OAZ), and Pavlovo (model designation 
PAZ). The BBH-ZIL group includes the truck plants at Mytischiy (MMZ model 
designation), Miass (or URAL Zis), Dnepropetrovsk (model designation DAZ), Kutaisi 
(KAZ model), and Lvov (LAZ model). Besides these main groups there are also five 
independent plants. The Minsk truck plant (MAZ) was built with German assistance. The 
Hercules- Yaroslavl truck plant (YaAz) was built by the Hercules Motor Company. The 
MZMA plant in Moscow, which manufactures small automobiles, was also built by Ford 
Motor Company. 

In the late 1960s came the so-called Fiat-Togliatti auto plant. Three-quarters of this 
equipment came from the United States. Then in 1972 the U.S. government issued $1 
billion in licenses to export equipment and technical assistance for the Kama truck plant. 
Planned as the largest truck plant in the world, it covers 36 square miles and produces more 

heavy trucks, including military trucks, than the output of all U.S. heavy truck 
manufacturers combined. (Togliatti and Kama are described in Chapter Three below.) 

This comprises the complete Soviet vehicle manufacturing industry — all built with 
Western, primarily American, technical assistance and technology. Military models are 
produced in these plants utilizing the same components as the civilian models. The two 
main vehicle production centers, Gorki and ZIL, manufacture more than two-thirds of all 
Soviet civilian vehicles (excluding the new Togliatti and Kama plants) and almost all 
current military vehicles. 

The Ford Gorki "Automobile" Plant 

In May 1929 the Soviets signed an agreement with the Ford Motor Company of Detroit. 
The Soviets agreed to purchase $13 million worth of automobiles and parts and Ford agreed 
to give technical assistance until 1938 to construct an integrated automobile-manufacturing 
plant at Nizhni-Novgorod. Construction was completed in 1933 by the Austin Company for 
production of the Ford Model-A passenger car and light truck. Today this plant is known as 
Gorki. With its original equipment supplemented by imports and domestic copies of 
imported equipment, Gorki produces the GAZ range of automobiles, trucks, and military 
vehicles. All Soviet vehicles with the model prefix GAZ (Gorki Avtomobilnyi Zavod) are 
from Gorki, and models with prefixes UAX, OdAZ, and PAZ are made from Gorki 

In 1930 Gorki produced the Ford Model-A (known as GAZ- A) and the Ford light truck 
(called GAZ-AA). Both these Ford models were immediately adopted for military use. 

By the late 1930s production at Gorki was 80,000-90,000 "Russian Ford" vehicles per year. 

The engine production facilities at Gorki were designed under a technical assistance 
agreement with the Brown Lipe Gear Company for gear-cutting technology and Timken- 
Detroit Axle Company for rear and front axles. 

Furthermore, U.S. equipment has been shipped in substantial quantifies to Gorki and 
subsidiary plants since the 1930s — indeed some shipments were made from the United 
States in 1968 during the Vietnamese War. 

As soon as Ford's engineers left Gorki in 1930 the Soviets began production of military 
vehicles. The Soviet BA armored car of the 1930s was the GAZ-A (Ford Model-A) chassis, 
intended for passenger cars, but converted to an armored car with the addition of a DT 
machine gun. The BA was followed by the BA-10 — the Ford Model-A truck chassis with 
a mount containing either a 37-millimeter gun or a 12.7-millimeter heavy machine gun. A 
Red Army staff car was also based on the Ford Model-A in the pre-war period. 

During World War II Gorki produced the GAZ-60 — a hybrid half-track personnel carrier 
that combined the GAZ-63 chassis. In the late 1940s the plant switched to production of an 
amphibious carrier — The GAZ-46. This was a standard GAZ-69 chassis with a U.S. 
quarter- ton amphibious body. 

In the mid-1950s Gorki produced the GAZ-47 armored amphibious cargo carrier with space 
for nine men. Its engine was the GAZ-61, a 74-horsepower Ford-type 6-cylinder in-line 

gasoline engine — the basic Gorki engine. 

In the 1960s and 1970s production continued with an improved version of the BAZ-47 
armored cargo carrier, using a GAZ-53 V-8 type engine developing 115 horsepower. 

In brief, the Ford-Gorki plant has a continuous history of production of armored cars and 
wheeled vehicles for Soviet army use: those used against the United States in Korea and 

In addition to armored cars, the Ford-Gorki factory manufactures a range of truck-mounted 
weapons. This series began in the early thirties with a 76.2-millimeter field howitzer 
mounted on the Ford-GAZ Model-A truck. Two similar weapons from Gorki before World 
War II were a twin 25-millimeter antiaircraft machine gun and a quad 7.62-millimeter 
Maxim antiaircraft machine gun — also mounted on the Ford-GAZ truck chassis. 

During World War II Gorki produced several rocket-launchers mounted on trucks. First the 
12-rail, 300-millimeter launcher; then, from 1944 onwards, the M-8, M-13, and M-31 
rocket-launchers mounted on GAZo63 trucks. (The GAZ-63 is an obvious direct copy of the 
U.S. Army's 21/2-ton truck.) Also during World War II Gorki produced the GAZ-203, 85- 
horsepower engine for the SU-76 self-propelled gun produced at Uralmashzavod. 
(Uralmash was designed and equipped by American and German companies.) 

After World War II Gorki production of rocket-launchers continued with the BM-31, which 
had twelve 300-millimeter tubes mounted on a GAZ-63 truck chassis. In the late 1950s 
another model was produced with twelve 140-millimeter tubes on a GAZ-63 truck chassis. 
In the 1960s yet another model with eight 140-millimeter tube was produced on a GAZ-63 

Finally, in 1964 Gorki produced the first Soviet wire-guided missile antitank system. This 
consisted of four rocket-launchers mounted on a GAZ-69 chassis. These weapons turned up 
in Israel in the late 1960s. The GAZ-69 chassis produced at Gorki is also widely used in the 
Soviet Army as a command vehicle and scout car. Soviet airborne troops use it as a tow for 
the 57-millimeter antitank gun and the 14.5-millimeter double-barrelled antiaircraft gun. 
Other Gorki vehicles used by the Soviet military include the GAZ-69 truck, used for towing 
the 107-millimeter recoilless rifle (RP-107), the GAZ-46, or Soviet jeep, and the GAZ-54, a 
1 1/2-ton military cargo truck. 

In brief, the Gorki plant, built by the Ford Motor Company the Austin Company and 
modernized by numerous other U.S. companies under the policy of "peaceful trade," is 
today a major producer of Soviet army vehicles and weapons carriers. 

The A. J. Brandt-ZIL Plant 

A technical assistance agreement was concluded in 1929 with the Arthur J. Brandt 
Company of Detroit for the reorganization and expansion of the tsarist AMO truck plant, 
previously equipped in 1917 with new U.S. equipment. Design work for this expansion was 
handled in Brandt's Detroit office and plant and American engineers were sent to Russia. 

The AMO plant was again expanded in 1936 by the Budd Company and Hamilton Foundry 

and its name was changed to ZIS (now ZIL). During World War II the original equipment 
was removed to establish the URALS plant and the ZIS plant was re-established with Lend- 
Lease equipment. 

The first armored vehicle produced at AMO was an adaptation of the civilian ZIL-6 truck 
produced after the Brandt reorganization in 1930. This vehicle was converted into a mount 
for several self-propelled weapons, including the single 76.2-millimeter antiaircraft gun and 
the 76.2-millimeter antitank gun. 

In World War II the ZIL-6 was adapted for the 85-millimeter antitank and antiaircraft guns, 
quadruple 7.62 Maxims, and several self-propelled rocket-launchers, including the M-8 36- 
rail, 80-millimeter, and the Katyusha model M-13/A 16-rail, 130-millimeter rocket- 

In the immediate postwar period the ZIL- 150 truck chassis was used as a mount for the 
model M-13 rocket-launcher and the ZIL- 151 truck was used as a mount for the M-31 
rocket-launcher. In addition, the ZIL- 151 truck was used as a prime mover for the 82- 
millimeter gun. 

In 1953 the ZIL- 151 truck was adapted for several other weapons, including the BM-24, 
240-millimeter, 12-tube rocket-launcher; the RM-13 1 -millimeter, 32-tube rocket-launcher; 
the BM-14, 140-millimeter, 16-tube rocket-launcher, and the 200-millimeter, 4-tube rocket- 

In the 1960s the ZIL-157 truck became a mount for the GOA-SA-2 antiaircraft missile, and 
a prime mover for another rocket system. 

The ZIL plant has also produced unarmored cargo and troop vehicles for the Soviet Army. 
In 1932 the ZIL-33 was developed; an unarmored half-track used as a troop carrier. In 1936 
the ZIL-6 was developed as a half-track and during World War II the ZIL-42 was developed 
as a 21/2-ton tracked weapons carrier. In the postwar period the ZIL-151 truck chassis was 
adapted for the BTR-152 armored troop carrier. In the 1950s the ZIL-485 was developed; a 
replica of the American DUKW mounted on a ZIL-151 truck, and followed by an improved 
DUKW mounted on a ZIL-157 truck. 

From 1954 onwards new versions of the BTR-152 were added, based on the ZIL-157 truck. 
In the 1960s a new BTR-60 (8 x 8) amphibious personnel carrier was developed with a ZIL- 
375 gasoline engine. 

Other ZIL vehicles are also used for military purposes. For example the ZIL-111 is used as 
a radar and computer truck for antiaircraft systems and as a tow for the M-38 short 122- 
millimeter howitzer The ZIL-111 is copied from Studebaker 6x6 trucks supplied under 

There is a great deal of interchangeability between the military and civilian versions of the 
ZIL family of vehicles. For example, an article in Ordnance states: 

In the 1940s the ZIL-151, a 21/2-ton 6x6 was the work horse of the Soviet 
Army. It was replaced in the 1950s by the ZIL-157, an apparent product 
improved version. In the 1960s, however, this vehicle class requirement was 

met by the ZIL-131, a 31/2-ton 6x6 vehicle, essentially a military design. It is 
of interest to note that a civilian version was marketed as the ZIL-130 in a 4 x 2 
configuration. Over 60 percent of the components in the military version are 
common to the civilian vehicle. 

Thus the ZIL plant, originally designed and rebuilt under the supervision of the A. J. Brandt 
Company of Detroit in 1930 and equipped by other American companies, was again 
expanded by Budd and Hamilton Foundry in 19;36. Rebuilt with Lend-Lease equipment 
and periodically updated with late model imports, ZIL has had a long and continuous 
history of producing Soviet military cargo trucks and weapons carriers. 

On April 19, 1972, the U.S. Navy photographed a Russian freighter bound for Haiphong 
with a full load of military cargo, including a deck load of ZIL-130 cargo trucks and ZIL- 
555 dump trucks (Human Events, May 13, 1972). Thus the "peaceful trade" of the 1930s, 
the 1940s, the 1950s, 1960s and the 1970s was used to kill Americans in Vietnam, and 
commit genocide in Afghanistan. 

The original 1930 equipment was removed from ZIL in 1944 and used to build the Miass 
plant. It was replaced by Lend-Lease equipment, was supplemented by equipment imports 
in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. 

The Urals plant at Miass (known as Urals ZIS or ZIL) was built in 1944 and largely tooled 
with equipment evacauted form the Moscow ZIL plant. The Urals Miass plant started 
production with the Urals-5 light truck, utilizing an engine with the specifications of the 
1920 Fordson (original Ford Motor Company equipment supplied in the late 1920s was 
used, supplemented by Lend-Lease equipment). The Urals plant today produces weapons 
models: for example, a prime mover for guns, including the long-range 130-millimeter 
cannon, and two versions — tracked and wheeled — of a 12-ton prime mover. 

Possibly there may have been doubt as to Soviet end-use of truck plants back in the 20s 
and ;30s, but the above information certainly was known to Washington at least by the mid 
1960s when this author's first volume was published. The next chapter presents official 
Washington's suicidal reaction to this information, under pressure from the deaf mute 


*The report is Study by Interagency Committee on the Treatment of the German 
Automotive Industry the Standpoint of National Security (Washington, D.C.: Foreign 
Economic Administration, July 14, 1945), Report T.I.D.C. No. 12. 

^G. I. Pokrovski, Science and Technology in Contemporary War (New York: 
Frederick A. Praeger, 1959), p. 122. 



The Deaf Mutes Supply Trucks for Afghan Genocide 

"The (American) businessmen who built the Soviet Kama River truck plant 
should be shot as traitors." — Avraham Shifrin, former Soviet Defense 
Ministry official 

Although the military output from Gorki and ZIL was well known to U.S. intelligence and 
therefore to successive administrations, American aid for construction of even large military 
truck plants was approved in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Under intense political pressure from the deaf mute blindmen, U.S. politicians, particularly 
in the Johnson and Nixon administrations under the prodding of Henry Kissinger (a long- 
time employee of the Rockefeller family), allowed the Togliatti (Volgograd) and Kama 
River plants to be built. 

The Volgograd automobile plant, built between 1968 and 1971, has a capacity of 600,000 
vehicles per year, three times more than the Ford-built Gorki plant, which up to 1968 had 
been the largest auto plant in the USSR. 

Although Volgograd is described in Western literature as the "Togliatti plant" or the "Fiat- 
Soviet auto plant," and does indeed produce a version of the Fiat-124 sedan, the core of the 
technology is American. Three-quarters of the equipment, including the key transfer lines 
and automatics, came from the United States. It is truly extraordinary that a plant with 
known military potential could have been equipped from the United States in the middle of 
the Vietnamese War, a war in which the North Vietnamese received 80 percent of their 
supplies from the Soviet Union. 

The construction contract, awarded to Fiat S.p.A., a firm closely associated with Chase 
Manhattan Bank, included an engineering fee of $65 million. The agreement between Fiat 
and the Soviet government included: 

The supply of drawing and engineering data for two automobile models, 
substantially similar to the Fiat types of current production, but with the 
modifications required by the particular climatic and road conditions of the 
country; the supply of a complete manufacturing plant project, with the 
definition of the machine tools, toolings, control apparatus, etc.; the supply of 
the necessary know-how, personnel training, plant start-up assistance, and other 
similar services. 

All key machine tools and transfer lines came from the United States. While the tooling and 
fixtures were designed by Fiat, over $50 million worth of the key special equipment came 
from U.S. suppliers. This included: 

1. Foundry machines and heat-treating equipment, mainly flask and core 

molding machines to produce cast iron and aluminum parts and continuous 
heat-treating furnaces. 

2. Transfer lines for engine parts, including four lines for pistons, lathes, and 
grinding machines for engine crank- shafts, and boring and honing machines for 
cylinder linings and shaft housings. 

3. Transfer lines and machines for other components, including transfer lines 
for machining of differential carriers and housing, automatic lathes, machine 
tools for production of gears, transmission sliding sleeves, splined shafts, and 

4. Machines for body parts, including body panel presses, sheet straighteners, 
parts for painting installations, and upholstery processing equipment. 

5. Materials-handling, maintenance, and inspection equipment consisting of 
overhead twin-rail Webb-type conveyors, assembly and storage lines, special 
tool 'sharpeners for automatic machines, and inspection devices. 

Some equipment was on the U.S. Export Control and Co-Corn lists as strategic, but this 
proved no setback to the Johnson Administration: the restrictions were arbitrarily 
abandoned. Leading U.S. machine-tool firms participated in supplying the equipment: 
TRW, Inc. of Cleveland supplied steering linkages; U.S. Industries, Inc. supplied a "major 
portion" of the presses; Gleason Works of Rochester, New York (well known as a Gorki 
supplier) supplied gear-cutting and heat-treating equipment; New Britain Machine 
Company supplied automatic lathes. Other equipment was supplied by U.S. subsidiary 
companies in Europe and some came directly from European firms (for example, Hawker- 
Siddeley Dynamics of the United Kingdom supplied six industrial robots). In all, 
approximately 75 percent of the production equipment came from the United States and 
some 25 percent from Italy and other countries in Europe, including U.S. subsidiary 

In 1930, when Henry Ford undertook to build the Gorki plant, contemporary Western press 
releases extolled the peaceful nature of the Ford automobile, even though Pravda had 
openly stated that the Ford automobile was wanted for military purposes. Notwithstanding 
naive Western press releases, Gorki military vehicles were later used to help kill Americans 
in Korea and Vietnam. 

In 1968 Dean Rusk and Wait Rostow once again extolled the peaceful nature of the 
automobile, specifically in reference to the Volgograd plant. Unfortunately for the 
credibility of Dean Rusk and Wait Rostow, there exists a proven military vehicle with an 
engine of the same capacity as the one produced at the Volgograd plant. Moreover, we have 
the Gorki and ZIL experience. Further, the U.S. government's own committees have stated 
in writing and at detailed length that any motor vehicle plant has war potential. Even 
further, both Rusk and Rostow made explicit statements to Congress denying that 
Volgograd had military potential. 

It must be noted that these Executive Branch statements were made in the face of clear and 
known evidence to the contrary. In other words, the statements can only be considered as 
deliberate falsehoods to mislead Congress and the American public. 

It was argued by Washington politicians that a U.S. jeep engine is more powerful than the 
engine built at Togliatti. The engine is indeed about two-thirds as powerful as the jeep 
engine, but a proven vehicle of excellent capabilities utilizing a 1,500 cc. 4-cylinder Opel 
engine developing 36 horsepower: this same engine later powered the Moskvitch-401 and 
the Moskvitch-402 (Moskva) military cross-country 4-wheel drive version of the 401, 
produced at the MZMA in Moscow. 

In brief, there already existed a tested and usable military vehicle capable of transporting 
men or adaptable for weapons use and powered by a !,500 cc. engine, the same size as the 
engine supplied for Togliatti. Therefore statements by U.S. officials to the effect that the 
Togliatti plant has no military capabilities are erroneous. 

Military possibilities for such a small engine include use in a special-purpose small military 
vehicle (like the American jeep), or as a propulsive unit in a specially designed vehicle for 
carrying either personnel or weapons. Soviet strategy is currently toward supply of wars of 
"national liberation." The Togliatti vehicle is an excellent replacement for the bicycle used 
in Vietnam. The GAZ-46 is the Soviet version of the U.S. jeep, and we know that such a 
vehicle figures in Soviet strategic thinking. 

The War Potential of the Kama Truck Plant 

Up to 1968 American construction of Soviet military truck plants was presented as 
"peaceful trade." In the late 1960s Soviet planners decided to build the largest truck factory 
in the world. This plant, spread over 36 square miles situated on the Kama River, has an 
annual output of 100,000 multi-axle 10-ton trucks, trailers, and off-the-road vehicles. It was 
evident from the outset, given absence of Soviet technology in the automotive industry, that 
the design, engineering work, and key equipment for such a facility would have to come 
from the United States. 

In 1972, under President Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, the 
pretense of "peaceful trade" was abandoned and the Department of Commerce admitted 
(Human Events, Dec. 1971) that the proposed Kama plant had military potential. Not only 
that, but according to a department spokesman, the military capability was taken into 
account when the export licenses were issued for Kama. 

The following American firms received major contracts to supply production equipment for 
the gigantic Kama heavy truck plant: 

Glidden Machine & Tool, Inc., North Tonawanda, New York — Milling 
machines and other machine tools. 

Gulf and Western Industries, Inc., New York, NY. — A contract for $20 
million of equipment. 

Holcroft & Co., Kovinia, Michigan — Several contracts for heat treatment 
furnaces for metal parts. 

Honeywell, Inc., Minneaspolis, Minnesota — Installation of automated 
production lines and production control equipment. 

Landis Manufacturing Co., Ferndale, Michigan — Production equipment for 
crankshafts and other machine tools. 

National Engineering Company, Chicago Illinois — Equipment for the 
manufacutre of castings. 

Swindell-Dresser Company (a subsidy of Pullman Incorporated), Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania — Design of a foundry and equipment for the foundry, including 
heat treatment furnaces and sine;ting equipment under several contracts ($14 

Warner & Swazey Co., Cleveland, Ohio — Production equipment for 
crankshafts and other machine tools. 

Combustion Engineering: molding machines ($30 million). Ingersoll Milling 
Machine Company: milling machines. 

E. W. Bliss Company 

Who were the government officials responsible for this transfer of known military 
technology? The concept originally came from National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger, 
who reportedly sold President Nixon on the idea that giving military technology to the 
Soviets would temper their global territorial ambitions. How Henry arrived at this gigantic 
non sequitur is not known. Sufficient to state that he aroused considerable concern over his 
motivations. Not least that Henry had been a paid family employee of the Rockefellers since 
1958 and has served as International Advisory Committee Chairman of the Chase 
Manhattan Bank, a Rockefeller concern. 

The U.S. -Soviet trade accords including Kama and other projects were signed by George 
Pratt Shultz, later to become Secretary of State in the Reagan Administration and long 
known as a proponent of more aid and trade to the Soviets. Shultz is former President of 
Bechtel Corporation, a multi-national contractor and engineering firm. 

American taxpayers underwrote Kama financing through the Export-Import Bank. The head 
of Export-Import Bank at that time was William J. Casey, a former associate of Armand 
Hammer and now (1985) Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Financing was 
arranged by Chase Manhattan Bank, whose then Chairman was David Rockefeller. Chase is 
the former employer of Paul Volcker, now Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank. Today, 
William Casey denies knowledge of the military applications (see page 195), although this 
was emphatically pointed out to official Washington 15 years ago. 

We cite these names to demonstrate the tight interlocking hold proponents of miltiary aid to 
the Soviet Union maintain on top policy making government positions. 

On the other hand, critics of selling U.S. military technology have been ruthlessly silenced 
and suppressed. 

Critics of Kama Silenced and Suppressed 

For two decades rumors have surfaced that critics of aid to the Soviet Union have been 
silenced. Back in the 1930s General Electric warned its employees in the Soviet Union not 
to discuss their work in the USSR under penalty of dismissal. 

In the 1950s and 1960s IBM fired engineers who publicly opposed sale of IBM computers 
to the USSR. 

Let's detail two cases for the record; obviously this topic requires Congressional 
investigation. At some point the American public needs to know who has suppressed this 
information, and to give these peri sons an opportunity to defend their actions in public. 

The most publicized case is that of Lawrence J. Brady, now Assistant Secretary of 
Commerce for Trade Administration. Ten years ago Brady was a strong critic of exporting 
the Kama River truck technology. In his own words (in 1982 before a Senate Investigating 
Committee) is Brady's view on Kama River. 

Mr. Brady: Mr. Chairman, it is a privilege for me to be here again. I have 
testified before this subcommittee previously. As a matter of fact, it is 3 years 
ago this month that I testified over on the House side before the House Armed 
Services Committee in which I disagreed with the political appointees of the 
Carter administration and indicated that the technology which we were 
licensing to the Soviet Union, specifically for the Kama River plant, was being 
diverted to the Soviet military. It is 10 years ago this month that the President 
of the United States inaugurated the era of detente with a trip to Moscow. 

A central component of that historic trip was the hope that greatly expanded 
trade ties between the East and the West would lead to mutual cooperation and 

Obviously, those hopes have not taken place. In that 10-year period, as we in 
the administration have indicated in the last year, we have been exploited both 
legally and illegally by the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. This technology 
which has helped the Soviet immensely in their military industrial infrastruture. 
Again, 3 years ago, I personally disclosed the failures of the Commerce 
Department in the licensing process, referring to it, as I said in my testimony, 

as a shambles. 

Brady went on to note that his reward for surfacing vital information was criticism and 

Chairman Roth [presiding]: Thank you, Mr. Brady. Mr. Brady, the members 
of the subcommittee are, of course, aware of your personal commitment to this 
important area, but I believe it is important that the record reflect fully your 
position on the specific question of export technology and particularly 
reference the efforts some years ago to help the Soviet Union construct some 
trucking facilities. 

Would you, for the purposes of the record, explain your role in this matter? 

Mr. Brady: Mr. Chairman, about 3 years ago, the Export Administration Act 

was up for review for extension. As part of that review, the House Armed 
Services Committee decided that it was going to hold hearings on that 
extension, in addition to the committee of appropriate jurisdiction, namely the 
Foreign Affairs Committee on the House side. 

There were some statements being made on both sides in Congress that were not totally 
consistent with the facts. We had intelligence information that trucks were being produced 
at the Kama River plant for the Soviet military and, in fact, being distributed to Eastern 
Europe for use in East European endeavors. 

An administration witness was asked about that and denied it. I was asked about it and 
confirmed it. And, as a result of that, I was labeled a whistleblower and eventually left the 
Department of Commerce. In point of fact, that was the tip of the iceberg. There had been 
apparently intelligence through the 1970s, particularly the latter half of the seventies, 
indicating that there was substantial diversion taking place (and) ... for some reason the 
intelligence just didn't get to the top. So that was my role. I eventually had to leave 

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Government for it. 

However, Mr. Brady was unaware of a similar and much earlier story of suppression in the 
Kama case which paralleled his own. 

In the years 1960-1974 this writer authored a three volume series, Western Technology and 
Soviet Economic Development, published between 1968 and 197:3 by the Hoover 
Institution, Stanford University, where the author was Research Fellow. This series 
cataloged the origins of Soviet technology from 1917 down to the early 1970s. The series 
excluded the military aspects of technical transfers. However, the work totally contradicted 
U.S. Government public statements. For example, in 1963 State Department claimed in its 
public pronouncements that all Soviet technology was indigenous, a clear misunderstanding 
or dismissal of the facts. 

By the early 1970s it was clear to this author that a significant part of Soviet military 
capability also came from the West, even though this assessment was also refuted by U.S. 
government analysts. Quietly, without government or private funding, this author 
researched and wrote National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union. The manuscript 
was accepted by Arlington House. Both author and publisher maintained absolute silence 
about the existence of the manuscript until publication date. 

When news of publication reached Stanford, there was immediate reaction — a hostile 
reaction. A series of meetings was called by Hoover 

Institution Director W. Glenn Campbell. Campbell's objectives were: 

1) to withdraw the book from publication, 

2) failing that, to disassociate Hoover Institution from the book and the author. 

Campbell initially claimed that National Suicide was a plagiarism of the author's works 
published by Hoover. This was shown to be nonsense. In any event an author can hardly 
plagiarize himself. The objective, of course, was to persuade author and publisher to 
withhold publication. Both the author and Arlington House refused to withdraw the book 

and continued with publication. The book was published and sold over 50,000 copies. 

After the unsuccessful attempt at suppression Glenn Campbell arbitrarily removed the title 
Research Fellow from the author and removed both his name and that of his secretary from 
the personnel roll of the Hoover Institution. This effectively disassociated Hoover 
Institution from the book and its contents. The author became a non-person. Two years later 
the author voluntarily left Hoover Institution and assumed a private role unconnected with 
any research foundation or organization. These events happened some years before Mr. 
Brady of Commerce took his own personal stand and suffered a similar fate. 

By a strange quirk of fate, Glenn Campbell is today Chairman of Mr. Reagan's Intelligence 
Oversight Committee. 

Who were the Deaf Mute Blindmen at Kama River? 

Clearly, the Nixon Administration at the highest levels produced more than a normal 
number of deaf mutes — those officials who knew the story of our assistance to the Soviets 
but for their own reasons were willing to push forward a policy that could only work to the 
long run advantage of the United States. It is paradoxical that an Administration that was 
noisy in its public anti-communist stance, and quick to point out the human cost of the 
Soviet system, was also an Administration that gave a gigantic boost to Soviet military 
truck capacity. 

Possibly campaign contributions had something to do with it. Multina-tionals listed below 
as prime contractors on Kama River were also major political contributors. However, the 
significant link never explored by Congress is that Henry Kissinger, the key promoter of the 
Kama River truck plant at the policy level, was a former and long-time employee of the 
Rockefeller family — and the Rockefellers are the largest single shareholders in Chase 
Manhattan Bank (David was then Chairman of the Board) and Chase was the lead 
financier for Kama River. This is more than the much criticised "revolving door." It is 
close to an arm's length relationship, i.e., the use of public policy for private ends. 

Here are the corporations with major contracts at Kama River, listed with the name and 
address of the Chairman of the Board in 1972. 


1 Gulf and Western Plaza, New York NY 10023 
Tel. (212) 333-7000 

Chairman of the Board: Charles G. Bluhdorn 

Note: Charles Bluhdorn is also a Trustee of Freedoms Foundations 

at Valley Forge and Chairman of Paramount Pictures Corp. 

E. W. BLISS CO. (a subsidiary of Gulf & Western) 

217 Second Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44702 
Tel. (216) 453-7701 

Chairman of the Board: Carl E. Anderson 

Note: Carl E. Anderson is also Chairman of the American-Israel 

Chamber of Commerce & Industry 


277 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 
Tel. (212) 826-7100 

Chairman of the Board: Arthur J. Santry, Jr. 


12062 Market Street, Livonia, Mich. 48150 
Tel. (313) 261-8410 

Chairman of the Board: John A. McMann 

2701 4th Avenue S., Minneapolis, Minn. 55408 
Tel. (612) 332-5200 

Chairman of the Board: James H. Binger 


707 Fulton Street, Rockford, ILL 61 101 
Tel. (815) 963-6461 

Chairman of the Board: Robert M. Gaylord 


20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, ILL 60606 
Tel. (312)782-6140 

Chairman of the Board: Bruce L. Simpson 

200 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, ILL 60604 
Tel. (312) 939-4262 

Chairman of the Board: W. Irving Osborne, Jr. 

SWINDELL-DRESSLER CO. (Division of Pullman, Inc.) 

441 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 
Tel. (412) 391-4800 

Chairman of the Board: Donald J. Morfee 


1 1000 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 
Tel. (216) 431-6014 

Chairman of the Board: James C. Hodge 


Chairman of the Board: David Rockefeller 


United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the Soviet Union and 
Soviet Bloc Nations, Hearings before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th 
Congress Second Session, May 1982, Washington, D.C., p. 263. 

Ibid., pp. 267-8. 



Soviets Buy into the 21st Century 

In most fields of technical research, development and production which I am 
familiar with in the Soviet Union, the overwhelming majority of resources are 
invested in military applications, as a matter of fact the Soviet industrial 
capacity is so overburdened with military production that the Soviets could not 
make a civilian or commercial application of certain high technology products 
even if they wanted to. — Former Soviet engineer, Joseph Arkov before U.S. 
Senate, May 4, 1982 

Every generation or so in the past two hundred years Western technology has generated a 
fundamental innovation that changes the whole course of society and the economy. The 
industrial revolution of the late 18th and 19th centuries was based on canals and iron. 
Railroads were a fundamental innovation of the first third of the 19th century. In the late 
19th century the Bessemer process enabled mass production of cheap steel. The internal 
combustion engine in the 1900s began another revolution. Atomic energy in the 1940s 
started the atomic age. 

In the 1970s the semi-conductor was first mass produced in California. The economy of the 
21st century will evolve around the silicon chip, i.e., the integrated circuit memory chip and 
semi-conductor components. 

No country large or small will make any progress in the late 20th century without an ability 
to manufacture integrated circuits and associated devices. These are the core of the new 
industrial revolution, both civilian and military, and essentially the same device is used for 
both military and civilian end uses. A silicon chip is a silicon chip, except that military 
quality requirements may be more strict than civilian ones. 

This electronic revolution originated in Santa Clara Valley, California in the 1950s and 
roughly centers around Stanford University. 

Stanford is also in many ways at the core of the debate over transfer of our military 
technology to the Soviet Union. Congressman Ed Zschau (Rep. Menlo Park) represents the 
Silicon Valley area and is a strong proponent of more aid to the Soviets. On the other hand, 
also in Silicon Valley, this author's six books critical of our technological transfers to the 
Soviets originated, and three were published at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University 
(See Bibliography for titles). 

Silicon Valley gets its name from the essential element silicon used in integrated circuits. 
An essential component of integrated circuits is the semi-conductor usually made of silicon 
and linked to other components such as transistors into a single circuit. By 1971 an entire 
computer could be produced on a single chip, in itself probably the most significant 
industrial breakthrough since the discovery that steel could be manufactured on a large scale 
from iron. 

The semi-conductor revolution began in the Silicon Valley and was a challenge to the 
socialist world to duplicate. This they could not do. Every single Soviet weapon system has 
semi-conductor technology which originated in California and which has been bought, 
stolen or acquired from the United States. 

Early Soviet Electronic Acquisitions 

Back in 1929 Pravda commented that without the automobile the Soviet Army would be 
helpless in any future war. Western multinationals Ford Motor Company, Hercules Gear, 
IBM and others helped USSR bridge the gap of the 1920s. Identical aid can be found for 

In August 1971 the U.S. Department of Defense paid $2 million to Hamilton Watch 
Company for precision watchmaking equipment. Watchmaking equipment is used in 
fabricating bomb and artillery shell fuses, aircraft timing gear, pinions, and similar military 
components. Most Soviet watch-manufacturing equipment has been supplied from the 
United States and Switzerland; in some cases the Soviets use copies of these foreign 

In 1929 the old Miemza concession factory, formerly a tsarist plant, received the complete 
equipment of the Ansonia Clock Company of New York, purchased for $500,000. This 
became the Second State Watch Factory in Moscow, brought into production by American 
and German engineers, and adapted to military products. 

In 1920 the complete Deuber-Hampton Company plant at Canton, Ohio, was transferred to 
the Soviet Union, and brought into production by forty American technicians. Up to 1930 
all watch components used in the Soviet Union had been imported from the United States 
and Switzerland. This new U.S. -origin manufacturing capability made possible the 
production of fuses and precision gears for military purposes; during World War II it was 
supplemented by Lend-Lease supplies and machinery. 

After World War II Soviet advances in military instrumentation were based on U.S. and 
British devices, although the German contribution was heavy in the 1950s. About 65 
percent of the production facilities removed from Germany were for the manufacture of 
power and lighting equipment, telephone, telegraph, and communications equipment, and 
cable and wire. The remainder consisted of German plants to manufacture radio tubes and 
radios, and military electronics facilities for such items as secret teleprinters and anti- 
aircraft equipment. 

Many German wartime military electronic developments were made at the Reichpost 
Forschungsinstitut (whose director later went to the USSR) and these developments were 
absorbed by the Soviets, including television, infrared devices, radar, electrical coatings, 
acoustical fuses, and similar equipment. But although 80 percent of the German electrical 
and military electronics industries were removed, the Soviets did not acquire modern 
computer, control instrumentation, or electronic technologies from Germany: these they 
acquired from the U.S. 

Bridging the Semi-conductor Gap 

Taking semi-conductors as an example, three stages can be identified in the transfer 
process. The Soviets were able to import or manufacture small laboratory quantities of 
semi-conductors from an early date. What they could not do, as in many other technologies, 
was mass produce components with high quality characteristics. This situation is described 
by Dr. Lara Baker, a Soviet computer expert, before Congress: 

The Soviet system in preproduction can manage to produce a few of almost any 
product they want, provided they are willing to devote the resources to it. The 
best example of this would be the Soviet 'civilian' space program, in which they 
managed to put people in orbit before the United States did, but at a high cost. 

In the area of serial production, that is, the day to day production of large 
quantities of a product, the differences between the two systems become most 
obvious. Serial production is the Achilles heel of the Soviet bloc. Especially in 
high technology areas, the big problem the Soviets have is quality assurance 
they count products, not quality products. This is the area where the Soviets 

exhibit weakness and need the most help.— 

The first phase for the Soviets was to Identify the technology needed, in this case a semi- 
conductor plant, to bridge the chasm between the 19th century and the 21st century. 

The second phase was to obtain the equipment to establish a manufacturing plant. 

The third phase was to bring this plant into production and make the best use of its output in 
an economy where developmental engineering resources do not exist in depth and military 
objectives have absolute priority. 

We shall demonstrate in Chapter Five how the Soviets achieved the first of these tasks — 
with the help of the Control Data Corporation, Mr. William Norris, Chairman. The second 
phase was achieved through an illegal espionage network, the Bruchhausen network. The 
third phase is today in progress, although the phases one and two are already in place in the 
Soviet military complex. 

The emphasis in this critical transfer of semi-conductor technology was not reverse 
engineering as, for example, the Soviet Agatha computer is reverse engineered from the 
Apple II computer, but use of U.S. manufacturing techniques and equipment to bridge a 
gigantic gap in Soviet engineering capabilities. The Soviet system does not generate the 
wealth of technology common in the West. It cannot choose the most efficient among 
numerous methods of achieving a technical objective because the Marxist system lacks the 
abundant fruits of an enterprise system. The emphasis in semi-conductors is transfer of a 
complete manufacturing technology to produce high quality products for known military 

In brief, in electronics the key is not copying Western technology as for example the 
Caterpillar tractor was duplicated by the millions, but to transfer specialized production 
equipment to mass produce critical components. 

This assertion has been fully supported by expert witnesses before Congressional 
committees. For example, the following statement was made in 1952 to the Senate by Dr. 

Stephen D. Bryen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Economics, Trade 
and Security Policy. 

Senator Nunn: Dr. Bryen, you made reference in your testimony to the effort 
by the Soviets to build and equip a semiconductor plant using equivalent know- 
how from the United States. 

Could the Soviets have built and equipped such a plant in the late 1970s and 
early 1950s without U.S. machinery, equipment and know-how? 

Dr. Bryen: My answer is they could not. That doesn't mean that equipment 
necessarily came from this country. It could have been transferred from Europe 
or elsewhere. In fact, it could have been transferred from another country that 
bought that equipment — it could have been on the secondary market. There is 
a secondary market in this sort of machinery. These are terribly difficult things 
to trace. 

What we know in the first instance is that a lot had to be U.S. equipment, that 
the system was full of holes, it was porous, it was easy for them to get it and 
they got it. 

The microelectronics area has enabled the Soviets to upgrade their military 

And a similar comment from a former Russian engineer, Joseph Arkov, again in Senate 

By using — not copying — the American high technology products, they move 
closer to their goal of technical self-sufficiency. Whether they will ever become 
self-sufficient in high technology is a debatable point. My own view is that this 
course of action gives them quick gains, but over the long run, it will result in 
their being permanently behind the United States, forever having to rely on 
American products to manufacture their own. 

However, being behind us in technology is a relative condition. The Soviets can 
make progress in a technical sense and, at the same time, trail the United States, 
but by their standards, they will have achieved much. Their accomplishments 
will have been made with limited cost to them because the basic research and 
development will have been paid for by the Americans. 

To repeat, then, the Soviet strategy in obtaining American high technology 
products includes efforts to copy and duplicate, but the Soviets' primary 
objective is to obtain machinery which they can use in the manufacture of their 
own high technology equipment. 

This distinction — the difference between copying of technology and the use of 
it — is an important one because it provides the United States with a key 
insight into which products the Soviets are the most anxious to obtain. It also 
can influence American policymakers in deciding which products the United 
States can afford to sell the Soviet Union, and which components should not be 

sold to them. 

Soviet strategy in using American products can be seen in the following 
illustration. Let us say, for example, that the Soviets have 100 plants involved 
in producing components for use in space flight. Each of the plants could use a 
certain kind of American computer. But they cannot obtain 100 computers; that 
is, one for each plant. Instead, they are able to obtain three or four American 
computers of the desired type. They use the computers as best they can in those 
three or four plants where they can do the most good. They are not inclined to 
use them as non-producing models to be studied in a laboratory for the purpose 
of copying. 

Moreover, if the American product obtained in another transaction — if, for 
example, the product is a sophisticated oven used in the heating of microchips 
— then they are even less interested in copying or imitating. They will use the 
oven to produce microchips. There is no civilian use for equipment used to 

manufacture integrated circuits or semi-conductors.— 

How the Deaf Mute Blindmen Helped the Soviets into the 21st Century 

With these insights into Soviet technological acquisition strategy we can identify the stages 
by which the Soviets acquired semi-conductor technology. Chronologically these are: 


195 1 Semi-conductor developed in Santa Clara Valley, 

California. From this point on Soviets import chips 
and then manufacture on a laboratory scale. 

1971 "Computer in a chip" development. Soviets still 

unable to mass produce even primitive semi- 
conductor devices. 

1973 Control Data Corporation (CDC) agrees to supply 

Soviets with a wide range of scientific and 
engineering information including construction and 
design of a large fast computer (75 to 100 million 
instructions per second is fast even in 1985) and 
manufacturing techniques for semi-conductors and 
associated technologies (See Chapter Five). 

1977-80 Soviets acquire technology for a semi-conductor 
plant through the Bruchhausen network and 
Continental Trading Corp. (CTC). The CDC 
agreement gives Soviets sufficient information to set 
up a purchasing and espionage program. CDC told 
the Soviets what they needed to buy. 


Commerce Department lax in enforcing export 
control regulations. U.S. Customs Service makes 

determined efforts to stop export of semi-conductor 
manufacturing equipment. 

1985 Soviets establish plant for semi-conductor mass 
production. Soviet military equipment based on this 
new output. 

1986 U.S. taxpayer continues to support a defense budget 
of over $300 billion a year. Without these transfers 
Soviet military could not have been computerised 
and U.S. defense budget reduced. 

The Bruchhausen Network 

The second phase of the acquisition of semi-conductor mass production technology was the 
Bruchhausen network. 

This network comprised a syndicate of 20 or so "front" electronics companies established 
by Werner J. Bruchhausen, age 34, a West German national. The key component was a 
group of companies with the initials CTC (Continental Trading Corporation), managed by 
Anatoli Maluta, a Russian-born naturalized U.S. citizen. A Congressional subcommittee 
devoted considerable time and resources to reconstruction of the activities of the CTC- 
Maluta operation. 

This network of companies, controlled from West Germany, gave the Soviets the 
technology for a major leap forward in modernizing military electronics capability. Dr. Lara 
H. Baker, Jr., who had personal knowledge of the CTC-Maluta case, was one of the 
subcommittee's sources in reconstructing the network. Other sources included the 
Departments of Commerce and Justice and the U.S. Customs Service. 

Using Werner Bruchhausen's companies and accomplices in Western Europe as freight 
forwarders and transshipment points, Maluta sent more than $10 million of American-made 
high technology equipment to the Soviet Union from 1977 to 1980. the machinery was used 
to equip a Soviet plant for the manufacture and testing of semiconductors. The equipment 
went from California to Western Europe to the USSR. 

To Dr. Baker, the CTC-Maluta case proved a point: that the Soviets know precisely what 
U.S. technology they want, and leave little to chance. Dr. Baker explained: 

Of particular interest to me in the (CTC-Maluta) case is the information it gives 
us about Soviet intentions. We delude ourselves if we think the Soviets enter 
the black market in search of strategic components in a helter-skelter style, 
buying up dual-use commodities without rhyme or reason. 

The truth of the matter is that the Soviets and their surrogates buy nothing they 
don't have specific, well defined needs for. They know exactly what they want 
— right down to the model number — and what they want is part of a carefully 
crafted design. 

The carefully crafted design in this instance was a semi-conductor manufacturing plant, an 
essential part of the Soviet need to close the technological gap between themselves and the 
U.S. in the integrated circuit/microcomputer industry. We shall see in Chapter Five how 
Control Data Corporation provided the key basic information on what to acquire. 

Dr. Baker, who testified in the 1981 successful prosecution of Maluta and his associate, 
Sabina Dorn Tittel, studied 400 separate air waybills and other shipping documents used by 
the CTC network. The conclusion was inescapable that the Soviets were equipping a semi- 
conductor plant. Soviet use of components of U.S. origin demonstrated their determination 
to make the facility as efficient and modern as any in the world: 

...(the Soviets) have purchased clandestinely all the hardware they need for 
equipping a good integrated circuit production plant. They showed no interest 
in purchasing production equipment that was not state of the art. They showed 
very good taste. 

Stressing the point that, through the CTC-Maluta combine, the Soviets bought everything 
needed for a semi-conductor manfacturing plant, Dr. Baker testified to the Senate that 
among the equipment bought in the period 1977 through 1980 were saws for cutting silicon 
crystals, equipment for making masks for integrated circuit production, plotters to draw the 
circuits, basic computer-aided design systems for integrated circuit design, diffusion ovens 
for circuit production ion-implantation systems for circuit production, photo-lithographic 
systems for integrated circuit production, scribers for separating integrated circuits on 
wafers, testers for testing integrated circuits on wafers, bonding equipment for bonding 
connecting leads to integrated circuits, and packaging equipment for packaging the circuits. 

Dr. Baker added: 

High quality integrated circuits are the basis of modern military electronics. 
Integrated circuits form the basis for military systems which are more flexible, 
more capable and more reliable than systems using discrete electronic 
components. The production tooling and equipment obtained by the Soviets 
(from the CTC-Maluta network) will significantly improve the Soviets' 
capability to produce such circuits. 

Further support for the assertion that the Soviets relied on American technology to equip 
their semi-conductor plant came from John D. Marshall, a chemist and specialist in facilities 
that manufacture semiconductors. 

Marshall owns a high technology business in Silicon Valley and testified to Congress that in 
the winter of 1975 he made two trips to the Soviet Union. Led by a West German named 
Richard Mueller to believe that the Soviets wanted to retain his consultative services in 
connection with their plans to manufacture electronic watches, Marshall learned on the 
second trip to Moscow that what was actually wanted was expertise to equip a semi- 
conductor plant. Marshall told the subcommittee: 

On the second trip, we met several Soviets who purported to be technical 
people. They were not very well trained and were not familiar with 
sophisticated technological thinking. But it was apparent to me by the questions 
they asked and the subjects they discussed that the Soviets had built a semi- 

conductor manfuacturing and assembly plant and they were anxious to equip it. 

They wanted American semi-conductor manufacturing equipment and they had 
detailed literature on the precise kind of equipment they wanted. They also 
wanted me to obtain for them certain semi-conductor components. 

It was clear to me that Mueller had deceived me as to the Soviets' intentions, 
that it was not merely electronic watches the Soviets wanted to manufacture. 

Marshall realized that to cooperate further with the Soviets would be illegal. He refused to 
meet further with the Soviets and left Moscow. 

As he returned to the United States, Marshall recalled conversations he had overheard that 
at the time had not made. sense to him on the way to Moscow. Marshall and Mueller had 
stopped in Hamburg where Mueller introduced him to a Canadian, also providing technical 
assistance to the Soviets, that his mission was to show them how to make integrated circuits 
and to use equipment now on the way. 

In Moscow, Marshall said, he met a woman who spoke English with a German accent who 
planned to ship certain American-made photolithography materials to the Soviet Union via 
East Berlin. Photolithography materials are critical in semi-conductor manufacture. 

In West Germany, Marshall was introduced to Volker Nast, identified by Mueller as his 
partner. Nast was involved in illegal diversions of the U.S. technology to the Soviet Union. 

The significance of 1975 as the year the Soviets expressed their desire for American-made 
semi-conductor equipment has been explained by Marshall. In 1975 the U.S. was 
preeminent in the field of semi-conductor technology. Marshall said: 

It is my view that the Soviets had built their manufacturing plant, or plants, to 
specifications for American-made equipment — for the manufacture, assembly 
and testing of integrated circuits. Now that the facilities were constructed, they 
were, in the winter of 1975, confronted with the next step, which was to equip 
the facilities. 

According to Marshall, the Soviets' primary interest in 1975 was the manufacture and 
assembly phases of semi-conductor production. By 1977, he said, the Soviets needed to 
stock the facility with test equipment, and software development equipment. 

Dr. Lara Baker, in his testimony before Congress, agreed with Marshall. In the 1978-79 
time frame the CTC-Maluta syndicate purchased production equipment. In the 1979-1980 
period, the CTC-Maluta network bought semi-conductor test equipment. Said Baker, 
"Marshall's testimony is quite consistent with my information." 

U.S. Customs Service investigations confirmed not only the Bruchhausen network but 
subsidiary networks operating in cooperation with the Soviets for illegal purchase of semi- 
conductor manufacturing equipment. 

Information about the Soviets' efforts to build a semi-conductor industry — and, in so 
doing, make a major leap forward in military electronics — was given to a Senate 

subcommittee by Charles L. McLeod, a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service. 
McLeod said the same Richar Mueller who had brought John Marshall to Moscow had been 
active in several other schemes. 

In fact, McLeod said, Mueller was an operative in a syndicate whose mission was to export 
by illegal means semi-conductor manufacturing equipment from the United States to the 
Soviet Union. Other operatives in the network included Volker Nast, Luther Heidecke, 
Peter Gessner and Frederick Linnhoff, all West Germans. In the U.S., their associates 
included Robert C. Johnson, Gerald R. Starek and Carl E. Storey, officers in high 
technology firms. 

McLeod, of the San Francisco office of U.S. Customs, investigating technology diversions 
originating in nearby Santa Clara County, said inquiries into two Silicon Valley electronics 
firms — II Industries and Kaspar Electronics — led to the conclusion that the Soviets were 
trying in the mid-1970s to "construct a semi-conductor manufacturing facility by using U.S. 
technology and equipment." A loosely knit organization of electronics producers and 
brokers in West Germany and Northern California assisted the Soviets. 

The first diversion of semi-conductor manufacturing equipment occurred in 1974. McLeod 
said participants in the diversion included Luther Heidecke, a representative of 
Honey well/West Germany, AG, and Peter Gessner, the European sales representative for 
Applied Materials, a Northern California firm which produced semi-conductor 
manufacturing equipment. Gessner had other jobs as well, serving as the European salesman 
for II Industries and Kaspar Electronics. In addition, Gessner was employed by Richard 

Processing orders through Honey well/West Germany for the purchase of semiconductor 
manufacturing equipment, Heidecke arranged for the export of II Industries and Kaspar 
Electronics machinery to West Germany and ultimately to the Soviet Union. Heidecke's 
activities came to the attention of the West German authorities, who prosecuted him for 
giving the Soviets national security information. 

McLeod described a second diversion. A Mays Landing, New Jersey export firm known as 
Semi-Con, formed by a West German Richard Mueller and managed by a former 
intelligence agent, shipped semiconductor manufacturing equipment to the Soviet Union. 
The equipment was from II Industries and Kaspar Electronics. 

The identification of the Bruchhausen network does not reflect favorably upon the operating 
efficiency of the Commerce Department's Office of Export Control and specifically its 
Compliance Division. (As the situation existed in 1980, it may possibly have improved 
since that time.) 

The existence of the CTC network of companies was first brought to the attention of the 
U.S. government in 1977 and 1978 when two anonymous letters were received at the 
American Consulate in Dusseldorf, Germany. The State Department translated the letters 
into English and referred them to the Compliance Division in Commerce. The letters were 
received by the Compliance Division in 1978 and no effort was made to investigate the 

After receipt of the letters, two U.S. producers of dual-use technology also reported to the 

Commerce Department that they were suspicious of the CTC companies. Again no 
Commerce action. 

A Commerce Department special agent did interview CTC's principal executive in Los 
Angeles, the naturalized Russian-born American citizen Anatoli Maluta, also known as 
Tony Maluta and Tony Metz. Maluta told the special agent from Compliance that he did not 
know anything about export controls, or the need to have validated export licenses to ship 
certain controlled commodities. However, Maluta said, because of the agent's interest, he 
would cancel the suspicious order. 

There was no further investigation of the CTC network until a second letter arrived at 
Compliance Division from another high-technology producer, also suspicious about the 
CTC companies. 

Early in 1980, a second Compliance Division agent, Robert Rice, was assigned to the case 
and conducted a comprehensive preliminary inquiry. Rice, the most senior agent in the 
Division, found considerable information indicating widespread violations of export 
controls. The evidence went to the Office of the U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles in March 
1980. A major inquiry was begun by the U.S. Attorney's office, under the direction of 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore W. Wu and the U.S. Customs Services. Customs 
ultimately assigned about 15 agents to the case in California, Texas, New York, and 
Western Europe. Compliance Division Special Agent Rice was the only Commerce 
Department representative assigned to the case on a regular basis. 

Indictments were brought against Bruchhausen and Dietmar Ulrichshofer, both of whom 
remained in Europe out of reach, and two Los Angeles associates — Maluta and Sabina 
Dorn Tittel. Maluta and Tittel were convicted. 

The CTC case demonstrated technology diversions of about $10 million and is considered 
by law enforcement and national security specialists one of the most important export 
control cases ever brought to trial. The inquiry showed that: 

First, the Compliance Division did not move quickly to establish the value of the 
anonymous letters. 

Second, the Compliance Division did not connect the anonymous letters to the allegations 
reported by two U.S. manufacturers. 

Third, when Compliance Division Agent Rice turned over the results of his inquiry to 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Wu in Los Angeles, it was apparent to Wu that considerable 
expenditures of resources would be needed. Trained investigators would be required to 
conduct interviews, evaluate shipping documents, surveil suspected violators, and carry out 
other aspects of a traditional law enforcement full-scale field investigation. 

Commerce's contribution to that effort was Agent Rice, a competent investigator in whom 
Wu had confidence. But he needed more than one agent, and enlisted assistance of the 
Customs Service. Later assistance was provided by trained criminal investigators from the 

Fourth, at an early point in the inquiry it was necessary to seize shipments. Commerce had 

neither the authority nor the manpower to seize shipments. Customs did. 

Fifth, at another point in the inquiry it was necessary to search the premises of CTC 
companies and certain of employees in the United States and Europe. The Compliance 
Division had insufficient resources to implement simultaneous search warrants. The 
Compliance Division had no law enforcement capabilities in Western Europe to work with 
German customs to coordinate searches abroad. Customs executed the warrants in the 
United States and, through its agreements with West German customs, arranged for the 
execution of warrants in Germany. 

Sixth, to substitute sand for one of CTC's shipments to Moscow, a sizable expenditure of 
funds was needed. The Compliance Division balked at the shipment substitution strategy 
and refused to pay the cost of recrating the sand and airfreight. Customs officials approved 
of the substitution and agreed to pay the cost. 

Seventh, extensive overseas coordination, in addition to the search warrants, was called for 
with West German Customs and other overseas law enforcement contacts. 

Eighth, extensive surveillance was necessary. Armed Customs agents and armed Internal 
Revenue Service criminal investigators and an unarmed Compliance Division Special Agent 
Rice provided this work. 

Two suspects under surveillance had firearms in the back seat of their, car. The firearms 
were not used. But it was an important law enforcement advantage for the agents on 
surveillance to be armed as well. 

Ninth, experienced supervisors with law enforcement background and training were needed 
to direct the inquiry in the field. The Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of 
California, working with supervisorial personnel in the Customs Service, provided the 
needed direction. Contact with supervisorial personnel in the Compliance Division, who 
remained in Washington, was made on the telephone and the persons who worked on the 
case in California did not consider such communication to be satisfactory. 

Tenth, when the appropriate time came to apprehend Anatoli Maluta and Sabina Dorn 
Tittle, IRS agents made the arrests. Customs agents, like the IRS criminal investigators, are 
authorized to make arrests. Even had the Compliance Division dispatched sufficient 
numbers of agents to assist in the inquiry, they could not have arrested the suspects. 

The Type of Equipment Shipped to the USSR 

The Bruchhausen network was extremely efficient at obtaining the type of equipment 
needed by the Soviets for their semiconductor plant. 

Here is a summary as reported to a Congressional Committee by an American computer 

Senator Nunn: Were you familiar with the nature of the equipment that was 
being shipped for the Soviets? 

Mr. Marshall: Yes, I was. 

Senator Nunn: What was it to have been used for in your opinion? 

Mr. Marshall: It would have been used for the production of the integrated 
circuits. It was part of the photolithography process used to make integrated 

Senator Nunn: What about the military applications? 

Mr. Marshall: The circuits certainly have military application; the equipment 
has no military application. 

Senator Nunn: This is primarily industrial? 

Mr. Marshall: For production circuits used to print the patterns, the 
microscopic patterns on the silicon — 

Senator Nunn: Does that mean once they produce these they would have been 
using it for commercial purposes? 

Mr. Marshall: Commercial or military. 

Senator Nunn: Or military? 

Mr. Marshall: Yes. 

Senator Nunn: Members of the minority staff showed you a list of equipment 
that has been illegally exported to the Soviets over the period 1976 to 1980; is 
that correct? 

Mr. Marshall: Yes. 

Senator Nunn: These illegal exports were valued at about $10 million. Have 
you looked at that list? 

Mr. Marshall: I have seen the list, yes. 

Senator Nunn: What type of equipment was this and how would it have been 
used, in your opinion? 

Mr. Marshall: Most of the equipment there really broke down into two 
categories. One category was mainly test equipment, for testing integrated 
circuits. Another area was software development. 

Examination of Continental Technology Corporation invoices demonstrates the high 
technology specialized nature of the equipment shipped by the Bruchhausen network. Here 
are sample summaries based on CTC invoices: 

CTC Invoice Number: 1017 

Manufacturer: Fairchild Instrument Corporation 

The commodities on this invoice are spare parts and extensions for 
the Fairchild Xincom test systems referred to on CTC Invoice 
number 8051, among others. As such they continue and enhance 
the capabilities of the microprocessor test system previously 
referred to. 

The products also exceed the state of the art of new designs in the 
destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 807 1 

Manufacturer: Fairchild Instrument Corporation 

The commodity on this invoice is a test system for the production 
testing of integrated circuits. This test system is necessary and 
critical for the test of civilian or military microcircuits. This is an 
area in which the destination country falls far behind the United 
States in capability, and the test system is applicable to integrated 
circuits for military applications. Single board 
computers/microcomputer systems are used in most advanced 
weapons systems throughout the free world, particularly in missile 
and aircraft systems. Their use provides a significant increase in 
effectiveness with an equally significant reduction in weight and 
power consumption. 

These products would exceed the state of the art of equipment 
being manufactured in the destination country, as of the time of 
shipment. The products also exceed the state of the art of new 
designs in the destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 1 09 1 

Manufacturer: Fairchild Instrument Company 

The commodity on this invoice is a test system for the production 
testing of integrated circuits. This test system is necessary and 
critical for the test of civilian or military microcircuits. This is an 
area in which the destination country falls far behind the United 
States in capability and the test system is applicable to integrated 
circuits for military applications. Single board 
computers/microcomputer systems are used in most advanced 
weapons systems throughout the free world, particularly in missile 

and aircraft systems. Their use provides a significant increase in 
effectiveness with an equally significant reduction in weight and 
power consumption. 

These products would exceed the state of the art of equipment 
being manufactured in the destination country, as of the time of 
shipment. The products also exceed the state of the art of new 
designs in the destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 1040 

Manufacturer: Fairchild Instrument Corporation 

The commodity on this invoice is a test system for the production 
testing of integrated circuits. This test system is necessary and 
critical for the test of civilian or military microcircuits. This is an 
area in which the destination country falls far behind the United 
States in capability, and the test system is applicable to integrated 
circuits for military applications. Single board 
computers/microcomputer systems are used in most advanced 
weapons systems throughout the free world, particularly in missile 
and aircraft systems. Their use provides a significant increase in 
effectiveness with an equally significant reduction in weight and 
power consumption. 

These products would exceed the state of the art of equipment 
being manufactured in the destination country, as of the time of 
shipment. The products also exceed the state of the art of new 
designs in the destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 21 073 

Manufacturer: California Computer Products 


The commodity on this invoice is a complete off-line high- 
precision flat bed plotter system. The plotter involved, the 
CALCOMP-748 plotter, is precise enough and big enough to 
directly draw the masks needed for integrated circuit production. 
For that reason the plotter associated equipment is embargoed. The 
integrated circuits produced with masks drawn on this plotter can 
be used for civilian or military applications and as such are 

The products exceed the state of the art of new designs in the 

destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 21 074 

Manufacturer: California Computer Products 


The commodities on this invoice are accessories for the high 
precision plotter referred to on CTC Invoice number 21 073. As 
such they are embargoed for that application. These particular 
pieces of equipment are within the state of the art of the country of 
destination, however, they could not be shipped as part of the 
plotter system. 

CTC Invoice Number: 21 075 

Manufacturer: California Computer Products 


The commodities on this invoice are spare parts for the plotter 
referred to on CTC Invoice number 21 073. As such they would be 
embargoed because of the direct military application of the plotter. 
The parts themselves may be embargoed because they contain 
embargoed technology. These products would exceed the state of 
the art of equipment being manufactured in the destination country 
as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 22 004 

Manufacturer: Tektronics Incorporated 

The commodity on this invoice is an extremely high speed (350 
megahertz) oscilloscope with direct military applications in nuclear 
weapons testing, in high speed signal processing systems, and in 
other high speed electronic applications. This product exceeds the 
state of the art of equipment being manufactured in the destination 
country as of the time of the shipment. 

The product matches the state of the art of new designs in the 
destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 1188 


Tektronics Incorporated 

The commodities on this invoice are accessories for the high speed 
oscilloscope referred to on CTC Invoice 22 004. As such they are 
embargoed. These products exceed the state of the art of equipment 
being manufactured in the destination country as of the time of 
shipment. The products also exceed the state of the art of new 
designs in the destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

The commodity on this invoice is a complete Data General Eclipse 
S/230 digital computer with substantial peripheral and input/output 
communication equipment. This general purpose computer could 
be licensed if a license were applied for and certain characteristics 
of the computer were deleted. As a general purpose computer it is 
applicable to many civilian and military applications. This 
particular configuration seems applicable to the control and 
monitoring of the manufacture of integrated circuits. 

The products also exceed the state of the art of new designs in the 
destination country, as of the time of shipment. 

CTC Invoice Number: 21089 

Manufacturer: Data General Corporation 

So confident are the Soviets that our strategic goods embargo is a leaky sieve that they not 
only import illegal military end use equipment, but ship it back to the West for repair, 
presumably secure in the belief that it can be reimported. 

One example that was intercepted occurred in July 1977 when California Technology 
Corporation placed a purchase order with a U.S. manufacturer for $66,000 in components 
for sophisticated electronic machinery with direct military application. All components 
ordered were Munitions List items and cannot be legally exported without approval from 
the U.S. Department of State. Yet CTC received the equipment and in September 1977, 
under the name Interroga International Components and Sales Organization, CTC exported 
the components to West Germany. 

Three years later one of the components was in need of repair. It was sent to the 
manfuacturer's plant for work. On June 16 and 23, 1981, in West Germany, Stephen Dodge 

CTC Invoice Number: 



Data General Corporation 

of Customs, Robert Rice of Commerce, and Theodore W. Wu, Assistant U.S. Attorney in 
Los Angeles, received information that the machinery had been sold originally to 
Mashpriborintorg of Moscow, and the Russians had sent the disabled component back to 
ADT of Dusseldorf for repair. 

A telex from CTC executives in Dusseldorf to Anatoli Maluta in Los Angeles, dated 
February 27, 1980, was seized by U.S. Customs agents. The telex said the component 
would be returned to the U.S. for repair. A "friend" would receive the repaired equipment 
and then turn it over to Maluta for re-export. 

Now let's turn to the question of how the Soviets know what to order for their 
semiconductor plant. The invoices reproduced above suggest the Soviets knew precisely 
what production equipment they wanted to build a semiconductor plant. The question is 
how did they find out the model numbers, specifications and the rest? 


14 United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, D.C., p. 

15 United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, D.C., p. 259. 

16 United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, D.C., p. 29. 



Computers - Deception by Control Data Corporation 

"We have offered to the Socialist countries only standard commercial 
computers and these offerings have been in full compliance with the export 
control and administrative directives of the Department of Commerce." — 
William C. Norris, Chairman Control Data Corporation 

To make any progress in developing weapons systems the Soviets must utilize modern 
high-speed computers. The computers and the necessary computer technology, both 
hardware and software, have come from the West, almost exclusively from the United 

At the end of the 1950s the United States had about 5,000 computers in use, while the 
Soviet Union had only about 120. These Soviet computers, as reported by well-qualified 
observers, were technically well behind those of the West and barely out of the first- 
generation stage even as late as the 1960s. 

In the late fifties the Soviets produced about thirty to forty BESM-type computers for 
research and development work on atomic energy and rockets and missiles. In general, the 
BESM type has most of the features typical of early U.S. computers. The original version 
had 7,000 tubes; the later version had 3,000 tubes and germanium diodes. 

The only Soviet computer in continuous production in the 1960s was the URAL-I, followed 
by the URAL-II and URAL-IV modifications of the original model. The URAL-I has an 
average speed of 100 operations per second, compared to 2,500 operations per second on 
U.S. World War II machines and 15,000 operations per second for large U.S. machines of 
the 1950s, and 1-10 million operations per second common in the early 1970s. Occupying 
40 square meters of floor space, URAL-I contains 800 tubes and 3,000 germanium diodes; 
its storage units include a magnetic drum of 1,024 cells and a magnetic tape of up to 40,000 
cells — considerably less than U.S. machines of the 1960s. URAL-II and URAL-IV 
incorporate slightly improved characteristics. The URAL series is based on U.S. 

Production methods for both the URAL and the BESM computers were the same as 
American methods. 

Until the mid-1960s direct import of computers from the United States was heavily 
restricted by export control regulations. In 1965 only $5,000 worth of electronic computers 
and parts were shipped from the United States to the Soviet Union, and only $2,000 worth 
in 1966. This changed in 1967. Computer exports increased to $1,079,000 and a higher rate 
of export of U.S. electronic computers to the USSR has been maintained to the present time 
under constant lobbying pressure from U.S. businessmen and their trade associations. 

The precise amount and nature of U.S. computer sales to the Soviet Union since World War 

II is censored, but it is known that after World War II, IBM sales to the Communist world 
came "almost entirely from [IBM's] Western European plants," partly because of U.S. 
export control restrictions and partly because U.S. equipment operates on 60 cycles, 
whereas Russian and European equipment operates on 50 cycles. 

American computer sales as opposed to Soviet theft may be traced from 1959 with sale of a 
Model-802 National-Elliott sold by Elliott Automation, Ltd., of the United Kingdom. 
(Elliott Automation is a subsidiary of General Electric in the United States.) Towards the 
end of the sixties Soviet purchases of computers were stepped up, and by late i969 it was 
estimated that Western computer sales to all of Communist Europe, including the USSR, 
were running at $40 million annually, in great part from European subsidiaries of American 
companies. In 1964-65 Elliott Automation delia ;red five Model-503 computers to the 
USSR, including one for installation in the Moscow Academy of Sciences. Other General 
Electric made in Europe machines, for example, a Model-400 made in France by 
Compagnie des Machines Bull, were also sold to the USSR. 

Olivetti- General Electric of Milan, Italy has been a major supplier of GE computers in the 
USSR. In 1967 the Olivetti firm delivered $2.4 million worth of data-processing equipment 
systems to the USSR in addition to Model-400 and Model- 115 machines. 

In sum, General Electric from 1959 onwards sold to the Soviet Union through its European 
subsidiaries a range of its medium-capacity computers. 

Of perhaps even greater significance for the 1960 era were sales by English Electric, which 
include third-generation microcircuit computers utilizing Radio Corporation of America 
technology. In 1967 English Electric sold to the USSR its System Four machine with 
microcircuits; this machine incorporates RCA patent and was similar to the RCA Spectra-70 

The largest single supplier of computers to the USSR has been International Computers and 
Tabulation, Ltd. of the United Kingdom, which also licenses RCA technology, and by 1970 
had supplied at least twenty-seven of the thirty-three large computers then in Russia. In 
November 1969, for example, five of the firm's 1900-series computers (valued at $12 
million) went to the USSR. These large high-speed units with integrated circuits were, 
without question, considerably in advance of anything the Soviets were able to manufacture. 
Such machines were certainly capable of solving military and space problems. Indeed, a 
computer cannot distinguish between civilian and military problems. 

In 1971 the USSR and East European family of general purpose computers known as the 
RYAD series was announced. These are based substantially on IBM 360 and 370 computers 
illegally diverted into the USSR. This had an important effect of making available to them a 
tremendous library of computer software that was RYAD compatible. 

Dr. Baker has commented on the current RYAD position: 

In the area of available manpower, one of the serious problems afflicting the 
Soviet economy is the lack of qualified, highly trained, technical people in the 
areas of computers and microelectronics. One cause of this is the lack of 
enough computing and electronic equipment to train the next generation of 
scientists and engineers. They simply don't have enough equipment to allow 

students sufficient 'hands-on' practice at an early stage in their education. The 
Soviets are trying to alleviate this problem by producing large, for them, 
numbers of RYAD computers — copies of the U.S. IBM System 360's and 

370's. 11 

Soviet Agatha - American Apple II 

In mid 1983 the Soviets introduced their first personal computer — the AGATHA (a rather 
curious name for a Russian product). 

Produced at Zelenograd, outside Moscow, the Agatha was reversed engineered from the 
APPLE II. Specifications are similar to the APPLE and the components are either Soviet 
produced from reverse engineered U.S. components or imported and bought openly or 
clandestinely in Europe or Japan. 

Officials at the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences have admitted that the APPLE II served 
as a "prototype" for the Soviet Agatha. 

In 1985 COCOM set up some new rules for microcomputers and made it legal to export 
without license low powered 8-bit computers. Such a machine sells in the West for $100 to 

The response was a flood of computer manufacturers attempting to make elaborate sales 
pitches to the multimillion Soviet microcomputer market. If history is any judge, the Soviets 
will buy a few thousand and then attempt to reverse engineer and produce in the Soviet 
Union. Presumably the microcomputers, although low powered, could have military 
applications and indeed this was openly admitted by a major computer manufacturer (New 
York Times, February 8, 1985): 

"We have no illusions. Some of these are headed for the military." 

Military End Use 

Confirmation of military end use comes from unimpeachable sources — Soviet engineers 
who have worked on copying or reverse engineering in the Soviet Union and later defected 
to the West. These engineers have testified before Congress and provide firsthand evidence 
of Soviet military use of our technology. Here is a statement from Joseph Arkov, who 
graduated from a Soviet engineering school in 1970 and who now resides in the United 
States. Arkov worked in Soviet research installations. 

If, for example, a new American computer has been obtained by the Soviets, 

1 R 

they will make a military application of it rather than a civilian application,"— 

In my work in the second research installation I had the assignment of copying 
Western and Japanese high technology. 

Arkov makes the interesting point that the Soviets are now so far behind technologically 

that they can no longer just reverse engineer as previously — they must import even the 
technology to manufacture high technology: 

They do not have the human resources or the fine tuned equipment required to 
produce the high technology machinery they try to copy. Once they know what 
makes a given piece of machinery work, they find that they do not have the 
technical know-how and equipment to produce the product themselves. That is 
why they want Western high technology machines that will enable them to 
produce the products. And the Western products they desire the most are those 
produced in the United States. That is why they want American high 
technology machines with which they can produce the components for high 
technology products. 

Under Senate questioning Arkov confirmed that the major application of our high 
technology is for military end uses. 

Mr. Arkov: Well, the task of copying Western technology . . . part of their 
assignment was for military. Is that the question? 

Senator Rudman: Yes, let me just follow that up. You spoke in your prepared 
statement about the use of sophisticated American computers in various Soviet 
military operations, and also about the use of semiconductor technology. There 
are those in this country who feel that had we not transferred that technology 
legally to the Soviet Union — we sold them certain semiconductor technology 
and certain sophisticated computer technology in the late sixties and early 
seventies — the Soviets would not have achieved the advantages in missilery 
which they have made in terms of the enormous throw weight and precision of 
their guidance systems. Do you agree with that assessment? Do you think that 
the sale of those semiconductors and those computers has given them a 
tremendous step forward in their technology in the defense area from your 
background and your knowledge? 

Mr. Arkov: Yes, I think so. I can't tell exactly. It's hard to estimate the degree 
of advantage they got. But they gained there, using American computers and 
American semiconductors. 19 

Control Data Deception 

The 1973 Control Data Corporation technical assistance agreement with the Soviet Union 
enabled the Soviets to complete phase one of their semiconductor manufacturing plant (see 
Chapter Four). 

Highly significant is a comparison of Control Data Corporation's public argument to the 
media and Congress with this 1973 agreement and its totally one-sided presentation of the 
national security argument. 

One can only conclude that some CDC statements are deliberate untruths. We make this 
statement by comparing Control Data public statements, particularly those of Chairman 
William Norris, with internal documents and agreements with the Soviet Union. These 

documents are confidential, but copies are in our possession. 

On December 19, 1973 William Norris wrote Congressman Richard T. Hanna concerning 
public criticism of the CDC proposal to export advanced Cyber computers to the USSR. 

We extract some statements from the letter (reproduced in full as Appendix C) and compare 
it to extracts from CDC internal documents reproduced on pages 61-67. For example, 

Norris: We have offered the Socialist countries only standard commercial 
computers and these offerings have been in full compliance with the export 
control and administrative directives of the Department of Commerce. 

Comment: Reference to the 1973 Protocol of Intent between CDC and the USSR marked 
CONFIDENTIAL and reproduced here tells a vastly different story. 

Norris: Many persons including some of the witnesses before your Committee 
mistake the offering for sale of old or even current state of the art hardware for 
transfer of advanced technology. This is not unusual because in many cases it is 
difficult for those who are not technically well informed to distinguish 
advanced computer technology. 

Comment: Norris is comparing apples and oranges. What is "old" or "current" in the 
United States is far beyond "state of the art" in the Soviet Union. When Norris was offering 
a million operations per second CYBER computer to the Soviets, the run-of-the-mill Soviet 
technology was in the order of several thousands of operations per second, and that was on 
copies of imported equipment. 

If multinational businessmen like William Norris were honestly mistaken in their 
information or somewhat shaky in their logic, then perhaps they could be forgiven. After 
all, to err is human. 

Unfortunately, evidence proves beyond doubt that at least some of these deaf mute 
businessmen have deceived both Congress and the American public in an unseemly haste to 
make a buck. 

We have documentary evidence in the case of Control Data Corporation and its Chairman, 
William Norris. 

In the following pages we print a series of letters from Control Data Corporation to a 
concerned member of the public and contracts betweeen CDC and the Soviet Union: 

* Exhibit A 

Letter from American Council for World Freedom to its supporters identifying 
William Norris and CDC as exporters of valuable military technology to the 

* Exhibit B 

Reply from William Norris, "Dear Yellow Card Sender," dated May 5, 1978. 
Note in particular the paragraph, "While we did sign an agreement for 

technological cooperation with the Soviet Union, we have not transferred any 
computer technology to them." 

* Exhibit C 

Full text of cooperation agreement cited by William Norris in Exhibit B. 

* Exhibit D 

"Letter (Protocol) of Intent" not mentioned by William Norris in Exhibit B, but 
which includes precise details of technology to be transferred, in distinct 
contrast to the Norris claim, "We have not transferred any computer 
technology to them." 

Most importantly, it will be seen that Control Data Corporation transferred a vast range of 
information and technology to the Soviets, not only on computers but on manufacturing. 

Publisher's Note: At this point the original manuscript contained actual photo copies of 
documents. Due to the quality of the copies, the documents were also reset in full and 
placed in Appendix D of the original manuscript. 

Due to the difficulty of reproducing the documents in an efficient manner, we will refer 
anyone wishing to read the documents to Appendix D . 

The Deceptive World View of Control Data Corporation 

William Norris, Chairman of Control Data, has a lively correspondence with Americans 
anxious to learn his rationale for supporting the Soviet Union. 

We quote below an extract from a letter written by William Norris to an inquirer: 

You also made reference [wrote Norris] in your letter to Russia's first 
democratic government that was overthrown by the communists. You are 
incorrect on this point. There never has been any democracy in Russia — as a 
matter of fact, the Russian standard of living today is higher than it was under 
the tsars. Further, you don't find a great deal of unhappiness in the Soviet 
Union over living conditions and the communist regime for two reasons — (1) 
they have never know [sic] what democracy is, and (2) life is better than it used 
to be. 

Here are the errors in the above Norris paragraph: 

• "There has never been any democracy in Russia." 

Incorrect. The Kerensky government from March to November, 1917 

was freely elected and overthrown by the Bolsheviks (with the aid of 
Western businessmen such as William Norris). 

• "You don't find a great deal of unhappiness in the Soviet Union over 
living conditions." 

Incorrect. Mr. Norris should look out the window of his Moscow office 
at the uniform drab blocks of apartments. How many families live in one 
room? How often do several families live in one apartment? How about 
the hours spent in food lines, and the limited choice of consumer goods 
in a guns-before-butter economy? Just how many individual Russians has 
Mr. Norris freely spoken with? Not those of the "nomenklatura," but 
average Russians in the street. We venture to guess none at all. 

• "... standard of living today is higher than under the tsars." 

Take one item — wheat. In 1906 Russia was the world's largest wheat 
exporter and the world's largest wheat producer. The climate is the same 
today as in 1906, yet is used as a forlorn excuse for Soviet pitiful wheat 
production. In fact, 80% of Russian bread today is made from imported 
wheat, the home-grown is only fit for cattle feed. Without Western 
wheat, Russia today would starve. Is that a truly higher standard of 
living? Anyway, Russians today don't compare their standards to those of 
tsarist times but to the Western world. 

William Norris only sees what he wants to see, hears what he wants to hear, and presumably 
speaks from these limited impressions of the world. 

In conclusion, we can thank Mr. Norris and Control Data Corporation that Soviet military 
has been able to break into the electronics based warfare of the late 20th and early 21st 

CDC fulfilled phase one of the Soviet program for acquisition of Western semiconductor 
technology and mass production facilities. 


United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, D.C., p. 61. 

1 R 

United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, D.C., p. 27 19 Ibid. 



Soviets in the Air 

Before we got the (U.S.) guidance systems we could hardly find Washington 
with our missiles. Afterwards we could find the White House. 

Without U.S. help the Soviet military system would collapse in IV2 years. 

— Avraham Shifrin, former Soviet Defense Ministry official 

Signal rockets were used in the Russian Tsarist Army as early as 1717. Present Russian 
theoretical work in rockets, beginning in 1903, stems from K. E. Tsiolkovskii, who 
investigated atmospheric resistance, rocket motion, and similar problems. This Tsarist work 
was continued in the Soviet Union during the twenties and thirties. In 1928 pioneer 
Tsiolkovskii suggested that the value of his contribution had been in theoretical 
calculations. Nothing had been achieved in practical rocket engineering. 

Then in 1936, V. F. Glushke designed and built a prototype rocket engine, the ORM-65. 
This rocket used nitric acid and kerosene as propellants. The Soviets then developed the 
ZhRD R-3395, an aircraft jato rocket using nitric acid and aniline as a propellant. Du Pont 
provided technical assistance and equipment for the construction of large nitric acid plants. 
During World War II, Soviet rockets used "Russian cordite," which was 56.5 percent 
nitrocellulose. The nitrocellulose was manufactured under a technical-assistance agreement 
made in 1930 with the Hercules Powder Company of the United States. 

Finally, under Lend-Lease, 3,000 rocket-launchers and large quantities of propellants were 
shipped from the United States to the USSR. 

German Assistance for Soviet Rockets 

A major boost to Soviet ambitions in rocketry came from Germany at the end of World War 
n. Facilities transferred to the USSR included the rocket testing stations of Blizna and 
Peenemunde, captured intact and removed to the USSR; the extensive production facilities 
for the V-l and V-2 at Nordhausen and Prague; the records of reliability tests on some 
6,000 German V-2; and 6,000 German technicians (not the top theoretical men), most of 
whom were not released from Russia until the late 1950s. 

The German rocket program was in an advanced state of development in 1945. About 
32,050 V-l "Flying bomb" weapons had been produced in the Volkswagen plant at 
Fallersleben and in the underground Central Works at Nordhausen. In addition, 6,900 V-2 
rockets had been produced — 6,400 at the underground Mittelwerke at Nordhausen and 500 
at Peenemunde. Rocket fuel facilities had been developed in the Soviet Zone: liquid oxygen 
plants at Schmeidebach in Thuringia and at Nordhausen, and a hydrogan peroxide plant at 

The Germans undertook two and one-half years of experimental work and statistical flight 
and reliability evaluation on the V-2 before the end of the war. There were 264 
developmental launchings at Peenemunde alone. 

Mittelwerke at Nordhausen was visited in June 1946 by U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey 
teams who reported that the enormous underground plant could manufacture V-ls and V-2s 
as well as Junkers-87 bombers. V-2 rockets were manufactured in twenty-seven 
underground tunnels. The plant was well equipped with machine tools and with "a very well 
set up assembly line for the rocket power unit." Its output at the end of the war was about 
400 V-2s per month, and its potential output was projected at 900-1,000 per month. 

When the Soviets occupied part of the American Zone in July 1945 under arrangement with 
General (later President) Eisenhower, the Nordhausen plant was removed completely to the 

The United States and Britain never did gain access to German rocket-testing sites in 
Poland. The Sanders Mission reached the Blizna test station, after considerable delays in 
Moscow, only to find that its equipment had been removed "in such a methodical way as to 
suggest strongly to the mission's leader that the evacuation was made with a view to the 
equipment being reerected elsewhere." The Sanders Mission accumulated 1.5 tons of rocket 
parts. Unfortunately, when the mission reached home it found that the rocket parts had been 
intercepted by the Soviets. Rocket specimens so carefully crated in Blizna for shipment to 
London and the United States were last seen in Moscow. The crates arrived at the Air 
Ministry in London, but contained several tons of "old and highly familiar aircraft parts 
when they were opened." The Blizna rocket specimens had vanished. 

Many German rocket technicians went or were taken to the Soviet Union. The most senior 
was Helmut Groettrup, who had been an aide to the director of electronics at Peenemunde. 
Two hundred other former Peenemunde technicians are reported to have been transferred. 
Among those were Waldemar Wolf, chief of ballistics for Krupp; engineer Peter Lertes; and 
Hans Hock, an Austrian specialist in computers. Most of these persons went in the October 
22-23 round-up of ninety-two trainloads comprising 6,000 German specialists and 20,000 
members of their families. Askania technicians, specialists in rocket-tracking devices, and 
electronics people from Lorenz, Siemens, and Telefunken were among the deportees, as 
were experts from the Walter Rakententriebwerke in Prague. 

Asher Lee sums up the transfer of German rocket technology: 

The whole range of Luftwaffe and German Army radio-guided missiles and 
equipment fell into Russian hands. There were the two Henschel radar-guided 
bombs, the Hs-293 and the larger FX- 1400 . . the U.S.S.R. also acquired 
samples of German antiaircraft radio-guided missiles like the X-4, the Hs-298 
air-to-air projectile with a range of about a mile and a half, the Rheintochter 
which was fitted with a radar proximity fuse, and the very promising 
Schmetterling which even in 1945 had an operational ceiling of over 45,000 
feet and a planned radius of action of about twenty miles. It could be ground- or 
air-launched and was one of the most advanced of the German small-calibre 
radio-guided defensive rockets; of these various projectiles the Henschel-293 
bomb and the defensive Schmetterling and Hs-298 [the V-3] are undergoing 
development at Omsk and Irkutsk . . . [and later at] factories near Riga, 
Leningrad, Kiev, Khaborovsk, Voronezh, and elsewhere. 

Other plants produced improved radars based on the Wurzberg system; the airborne 
Lichenstein and Naxos systems were reported in large-scale production in the 1950s. 

The Soviets froze rocket design in the late 1950s on developments based on German ideas. 
The German technical specialists were sent home. By 1959 the Soviets landed a rocket on 
the moon. 

Sputnik, Lunik and the Soyuz Programs 

From the German V-2 rockets, associated German production facilities, and the all- 
important German reliability tests, stem the contemporary Soviet ICBM and space rockets. 

In the 1960s there were four types of large liquid rockets in the Soviet Union: the Soviet 
version of the V-2, the R-10 (a 77,000 pound thrust scale-up of the German V-2), the R-14 
(a scaled up V-2 with 220,000 pound thrust), and a modification known as R-14A (based on 
the R-14). The R-14 was designed and developed by a joint German-Rusian team. The 
Germans were sent home in the late 1950s. 

The Soviets did not until fairly recently use single boosters — they use dusters of rockets 
strapped onto a central core. The strap-ons were the scaled-up and modified German V-2. 
Thus, for example, Sputnik I and Sputnik II had a first stage of two R-14A units, a second 
stage of two R-14A units, and a third stage of a single R-10 (the German V-2 produced in 
the Soviet Union). Lunik was a similar cluster of six rocket units. The Vostok and Polyot 
series are clusters of six units. The planetary rockets, Cosmos series and Soyuz family are 
seven-unit clusters. An excellent photograph of one of these cluster vehicles is to be found 

in Leonid Vladimirov's book, The Russian Space Bluff.— 

In the mid-sixties, any foolhardy person who insisted that the United States would be first 
on the moon because the Russians were technologically backward was dismissed as a 
dimwitted neanderthal. But at least two skilled observers with firsthand access to the Soviet 
program made a detailed case, one in 1958 and one in 1969. Lloyd Mallan wrote Russia and 
the Big Red Lie in 1958, after an almost unrestricted 14,000 mile trip through Russia to visit 
thirty-eight Soviet scientists. He took 6,000 photographs. It was Mallan who first drew 
attention to the Soviet practice of illustrating space-program press releases with 
photographs from the American trade and scientific press. The Remington Rand Univac 
computer was used in the fifties to illustrate an article in Red Star on the Soviet computer 
program — the captions were translated into Russian. In 1969, Tass issued a photograph for 
use in American newspapers purporting to show a Russian space station at the time when 
one Soviet space ship was in orbit and another en route. The Tass photograph was 
reproduced from Scientific American (Feb. 1962) and was identical to an advertisement in 
Sperry Gyroscope Company of Great Neck, New York. Sperry commented, 'Apparently it 
is the same as the ad we ran." 

This author personally remembers an incident from the early 1960s which illustrates the 
extraordinary success of Soviet propaganda in molding the U.S. concept of Russian 
technology. After giving a short speech to a Los Angeles audience on technological 
transfers to the Soviets, a member of the audience asked a sensible question: "Who will be 
first on the moon, the U.S. or the Soviets?" 

The answer as closely as can be recalled was to the effect that the Soviets did not have the 
technology to be first on the moon, and by themselves could not make it in this century. 

The response from the audience was an instantaneous and loud laugh — how ridiculous was 
the general audience response, "everyone knows" the Soviets are far ahead of the United 
States in space. 

In fact, the Soviets could not even have achieved their Soyuz program without U.S. help. 
The docking mechanism is a direct copy of the U.S. docking mechanism. 

Unfortunately, NASA and U.S. planners have a conflict of interest. If they publish what 
they know about the backwardness and dependency of the Soviet space program, it reduces 
the urgency in our program. This urgency is vital to get Congressional funds. Without 
transfers of technology the U.S. is in effect racing with itself, not a very appealing argument 
to place before Congress. 

Why Did the Soviets Embark on a Space Program? 

From an economic viewpoint, a Soviet space program makes no sense at all: such a program 
only makes sense from a geopolitical viewpoint. 

In 1957, the year of Sputnik, the Soviet Union had fewer telephones than Japan (3.3 
million in the USSR versus 3.7 million in Japan). On a per-hundred population basis, the 
Soviet Union could provide only 3.58 telephones compared to 49.8 in the United States. 
Even Spain provided 9.6 telephones per 100 of population, or three times more than the 
Soviet Union. 

In automobiles, the Soviet Union was even less affluent. In 1964 the Soviet Union had a 
stock of 919,000 automobiles, all produced in Western-built plants, only slightly more than 
Argentina (800,000) and far less than Japan (1.6 million) and the United States (71.9 

Even today the Soviet Union is so backward in automobile technology that is has to go to 
Italy and the United States for automobile and truck technology. 

Although we in the West might see this technical backwardness as a natural reason for not 
going into space, the Soviets saw it as a compelling reason to embark on a space program. 

A "technical extravaganza" was necessary to demonstrate Soviet "technical 
superiority" to the world and maintain the myth of self-generated Soviet military 

The Soviet economic problem in the mid-1950s was acute. The Soviet economy had shown 
good rates of growth, but this was due to the impetus given by Lend-Lease equipment and 
by war reparations. There were no signs of technical viability. Numerous industries were 
decades out of date with no indigenous progress on the horizon. The only solution was a 
massive program of acquiring complete plants and up-to-date technology in the West. 
Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing through to the 1980s, this program had to be 
disguised because of obvious military implications. One facet of the disguise was the space 

program. The usual stock of reasons for backwardness had run dry (the Civil War, the 
Revolution, intervention, warmongering capitalists) — even the damage done by the Nazis 
could only be spread so far. So two new elements made their appearance: 

1. A space program — to get the Western world looking upwards and 
outwards, literally away from the Soviet Union and its internal problems. 

2. Concurrent articles and press releases in the West on Soviet technical 
"achievements," spotted particularly in Western trade journals and more naive 
newspapers, such as the New York Times. 

Around the same time in the '60s and 70s, the West (or rather the United States and 
Germany) resurrected Edwin Gay's 1918 proposal to mellow the Bolsheviks, and this 
proposal now became "bridges for peace" to provide a rational explanation for the massive 
transfers of Western technology that were required to fulfill Soviet programs. The United 
States appears, in historical perspective, to have been almost desperate in its attempts to 
help the Soviets in space. Of course, if the Soviets did not succeed in space, there could be 
no "competing" American space program and many politicians, bureaucrats, and politically 
oriented scientists were determined — for their own good reasons — that there had to be a 
major American space effort. There also had to be U.S. assistance for the Soviet space 

In the ten years between December 1959 and December 1969, the United States made 
eighteen approaches to the USSR for space "cooperations." 

In December 1959, NASA Administrator R. Keith Glennan offered assistance in tracking 
Soviet manned flights. On March 7, 1962 President Kennedy proposed an exchange of 
information from tracking and data-acquisition stations, and on September 20, 1963 
President Kennery proposed joint exploration of the moon, an offer later repeated by 
President Johnson. On December 8, 1964 the administration proposed an exchange of teams 
to visit deep-space tracking and data-acquisition facilities. On May 3, 1965 NASA 
suggested joint communications tests via the Soviet Molnlya I. On August 25, 1965 NASA 
asked the Soviet Academy of Sciences to send a representative to the Gemini VI launch, 
and on November 16, NASA inquired about joint Molnlya I communications tests. Four 
U.S. offers were made in 1966; in January NASA inquired about Venus probes; on March 
24, and May 23 Administrator James Webb suggested that the Soviets propose subjects for 
discussion; and in September Ambassador Arthur Goldberg again raised the question of 
tracking coverage by the United States for Soviet missiles. 

Soviet Aircraft Development 

In 1913 in St. Petersburg, Igor Sikorsky (who later founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Company 
in America) designed the "Russki-Vityazyi." Weighing 5 tons with a load of seven 
passengers, this four-engined plane established a contemporary endurance record of 1 hour 
and 54 minutes aloft. By 1917 a fleet of seventy-five IM ("Ilya Mourometz") four-engined 
bombers, based on the original 1913 model, were in service — several decades before the 
American four-engined bomber fleets of World War U. So tsarist Russia produced and 
successfully flew the world's first four-engined bomber, a quarter of a century before the 
United States developed one. This early bomber had a wing span of over 100 feet, or only 

21 inches less than that of the World War II Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 

Obviously there was nothing wrong with indigenous Russian aeronautical talent half a 
century ago. While Russians have a natural affinity and geographic impulse towards 
aeronautics, the Soviets have only kept up with the West by reverse engineering, prolific 
"borrowing" and importation of technology and manufacturing equipment. Russian 
dependency on Western aeronautical design and production equipment and techniques goes 
back to the early 1920s. 

At that time, soon after the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian aircraft industry depended 
heavily on foreign aircraft and engine imports. There was considerable Soviet design 
activity, but this work was not converted into usable aircraft technology. Consequently, in 
the early 1930s the Soviet stock of military planes was almost completely foreign: 260 
fighters comprising 160 De Havilland Type 9a (from Great Britain) and 100 Heinkel HD-43 
fighters (from Germany); 80 Avre 504-K training biplanes (from Great Britain) and some 
Moraine-Saulnier monoplanes (from France); 52 R-3 biplanes (Russian TsAGI design); 20 
R-6 reconnaissance planes (Russian TsAGI design); 242 1-4 Jupiter-engine,planes (from 
Great Britain); 80 Ju-30 and ANT-6 (Junkers design); 20 ANT-6 bomber seaplanes 
(Russian design; 18 Avro-504L seaplanes (from Great Britain); 40 Savoia S-62 scouting 
flying boats (from Italy); 150 Heinkel HD-55 scouting flying boats (from Germany); 46 
MR-4 (Savoia S-62 license) flying boats (from Italy); 12 TBI (Russian TsAGI design); and 
43 Ju-30 naval bombers (from Germany). 

From about 1932 onward, and particularly after 1936, there was extensive acquisition of 
Western aeronautical advances, which were then integrated with the developments of the 
1920s. Fortuitously for the Soviet Union, this much-needed acquisition coincided with a 
period of increased competition among Western aircraft manufacturers. In many cases, 
military aircraft were designed in the West on Soviet account and the heavy, slow, 
underpowered Russian designs of the early 1930s were replaced by efficient Western 

By 1937 the Soviet government was convinced that the American method of building 
aircraft was the best for Russian conditions, as the American system of manufacture could 
more easily be adapted to mass production than any of the European systems. The United 
States thus became the main source of Soviet aircraft technology, particularly as a builder of 
new Soviet aircraft plants. Between 1932 and 1940 more than twenty American companies 
supplied either aircraft, accessories, or technical assistance for complete planes and aircraft 
manufacturing plants. Technical assistance agreements were made for Vultee attack 
bombers, the Consolidated Catalina, the Martin Ocean flying boat and Martin bombers, 
Republic and Sikorsky amphibians, Seversky amphibians and heavy bombers, Douglas DC- 
2 and DC-3 transports, the Douglas flying boat, and other aircraft. Kilmarx has well 
summarized this acquisition: 

The objectives of the Soviet Union were more straightforward than its methods. 
By monitoring aeronautical progress and taking advantage of commercial 
practices and lax security standards in the West, the Russians sought to acquire 
advanced equipment, designs, and processes on a selective basis. Emphasis was 
placed on the legitimate procurement of aircraft, engines (including 
superchargers), propellers, navigational equipment, and armament; 
specifications and performance data; design, production and test information 
and methods; machine tools, jigs and dies; semi-fabricates and critical raw 

materials. Licenses were obtained to manufacture certain modern military 
aircraft and engines in the U.S.S.R. At the same time, a number of Soviet 
scientists and engineers were educated at the best technical institutes in the 
West. Soviet techniques also included assigning purchasing missions abroad, 
placing inspectors and trainees in foreign factories, and contracting for the 

9 1 

services of foreign engineers, technicians and consultants in Soviet plants.— 

In 1937 the Soviet Union possessed the world's first commercial plane able to fly the 
Atlantic Ocean nonstop, with a payload of 7,500 pounds. Known as the Martin Ocean 
Transport, Model- 156, with four 1,000 horsepower Wright Cyclone engines, it was built by 
the Glenn L. Martin Company of Baltimore. Model-156 cost the Soviet Union $1 million. 
Although capable of being flown directly to the Soviet Union, it was flown only to New 
York, then was dismantled and shipped to the USSR by boat. 

Also in 1937 the Martin Company agreed to design a Soviet bomber. Loy Henderson, the 
U.S. charge in Moscow, reported: 

...since January 1, 1937, the Embassy granted visas to fourteen Soviet 
engineers and specialists who are proceeding to Baltimore to the Glenn L. 
Martin factory. This information would appear to be significant in view of the 
statements that the Martin Company is to design and develop a new type of 
large plane for the Soviet air force instead of selling somewhat obsolete models 
which may have been released for export by the American military authorities. . 

In May 1937 the New York Times reported a $780,000 Soviet contract with Seversky 
Aircraft Corporation involving construction of, and manufacturing rights for, Seversky 
amphibians, which then held the amphibian world speed record of 230.4 miles per hour. 
Under a technical-assistance agreement, Seversky Aircraft provided assistance for 
manufacture of these planes in the Soviet Union at the rate of ten per day. 

Alexander P. de Seversky, president of the company, then informed the State Department 
that the Soviets had contracted to purchase from the company a large number of bombing 
planes of a new type to be designed by him. After being informed that a license would be 
granted if the planes involved no military secrets, Seversky suggested that the War and 
Navy Departments might object to its exportation "merely" on the ground that the new 
bomber would be superior to any bombing plane then in existence. Seversky indicated that 
he intended to address his request for an export license to the State Department, "in hope 
that the Department might expedite action in this." 

The first domestic flying boats under the Soviets were constructed at Leningrad and 
Taganrog. In 1932, Plant No. 23 in Leningrad produced 18 Avro 504-L seaplanes and 40 
Savoia S-62 scouting flying boats, the latter under a license from the Societa Idrovolanti 
Alta Italia of Milan — an outstanding designer of high-performance flying boats. Also in 
1932, Taganrog Plant No. 31 produced 196 flying boats: 150 scouting HD-55s and 46 MR- 
5s, both built under license from Heinkel. The Soviets also acquired a license from the 
Macchi Company of Italy to produce the MBR series of Russian flying boats. 

Then in 1937 came an agreement with the Consolidated Aircraft Company of San Diego for 
technical assistance for Catalina flying boats under supervision of Etienne Dormoy. With 

the Catalina flying boat we once again see the extraordinary ability of the Soviets to acquire 
anything they set their hearts on. The very first commercial Consolidated PBY ("Catalina") 
off the assembly, line in San Diego was sold to the American Museum of Natural History 

— which promptly transferred it to the Soviets.— This is not the first time the American 
Museum of Natural History turns up in the Soviet files. In 1919 a shipload of Soviet 
propaganda was seized — en route to the United States and addressed to the American 


Museum of Natural History.— 

Also in 1937-38, the Vultee Aircraft Division of Aviation Manufacturing Corporation of 
Downey, California built a fighter aircraft plant for the Soviets in Moscow. 

Equally as important, the Soviets acquired rights to build the famous Douglas DC-3, 
probably the most successful transport plane in the history of aviation. Donald Douglas 
produced his first DC-3 in Marchl935 and within one year the Soviets decided this was to 
be the basic transport plane for the USSR. A technical-assistance agreement with the 
Douglas Aircraft Company was signed on July 15, 1936 for three years. Within thirty days 
of contract signature, Douglas delivered the blueprint materials required to fulfill the 
assistance contract. 

In October 1937 the Soviet aircraft industry placed a $1.15 million order with Douglas for 
additional parts, tools, assemblies, and materials. The order included one complete DC-3 in 
subassembly and another in "first-stage" production. In addition, aluminum extrusions were 
ordered for another fifty aircraft, together with two complete sets of raw materials and 
twenty-five sets of finishing materials ranging from ash trays to zippers. Construction 
facilities, ordered at the same time, included one complete set of 6,485 templates, a set of 
350 lead and zinc drop hammer dies, three sets of hydraulic mechanisms, all the necessary 
wood and plaster patterns, drill and assembly fixtures, a complete set of drop-hammer 
stamps, hydraulic -press parts, two crowning machines, and a set of 125 special tools. Later, 
another six complete transports were purch 


The Deaf Mutes and the Soviet Missile Threat 

"As for businessmen, I could persuade a capitalist on Friday to bankroll a 
revolution on Saturday that will bring him a profit on Sunday even though he 
will be executed on Monday." 

— Saul Alinsky, Chicago professional activist 

The United States and the Western world today face a truly awesome threat from Soviet 
missiles. This threat would not exist if President Richard Nixon and National Security 
Adviser Henry Kissinger had heeded warnings in 1970 from its own Department of Defense 
and outside experts that the Soviets were lagging in missile production technology and 
required specific technologies from the West to MIRV their fourth generation ICBMs. 

MIRV capability is the ability to deploy a number of warheads from the same missile, thus 
vastly increasing throw weight. Soviet third generation missiles did not have this capability. 
As stated by a Department of Defense report: "... it was not until the fourth generation that 
the technology became available to the Soviets allowing greater throw weight and greatly 
improved accuracy so that high yield MIRVs could be carried by operational missiles" 

The phrase "became available" is a subtle way for DOD to state what has been concealed 
from the public: that the U.S. made the technology available (as we shall show below). The 
fourth generation ICBMs are the SS-17, the SS-18 and the SS-19, which today have the 
capability to destroy most of our 1,000 U.S. Minuteman missiles now operational with only 
a portion of their warheads. 

American Accelerometers for Soviet Missiles 

Let's go back to the start of our help for the Soviet missile program. 

Accelerometers are small but vital instruments used in missiles and aircraft to measure 
gravitational pull. In 1965-68 the Soviets displayed an extracurricular interest in American 
accelerometers, and a Soviet United Nations diplomat was forced to hurriedly leave the 
United States before being picked up for espionage involving acquisitions of U.S. ac- 

Testimony of Leonard I. Epstein, vice president of Trans-American Machinery and 
Equipment Corporation of New Jersey, to the House Un-American Activities Committee 
detailed Soviet interest in this American technology. Mr. Epstein related to the committee 
how he met Vadim Isakov, a Russian employee of UNICEF (United Nations International 
Children's Emergency Fund) on July 15, 1965, and how Isakov later visited Epstein's plant 
in New Jersey with a list of four items for purchase, including "an accelerorneter made by 
American Bosch Arma Corporation or similar company. The accelerorneter is an intricate 

device which measures the pull of gravity on any vehicle such as a missile or space-orbiting 
device. The device costs about $6,000." Mr. Epstein, under instructions from the FBI, met 
several times with Isakov to "find out what he wanted." 

In October 1965, "Isakov began to push for delivery on the ac-celerorneter. [Epstein] 
surmised that the urgency had something to do with the fact that the Soviets had smashed 
three vehicles onto the surface of the moon." Although Epstein was able to stall for "quite 
some time" on various grounds, Isakov later became "quite anxious to obtain an 
accelerometer." When Epstein pleaded export problems, Isakov suggested he would use the 
Soviet diplomatic pouch. 

Eighteen months later, in August 1967, another Russian, intensively interested in 
accelerometer s, turned up in the United States, this time under the auspices of the State 
Department Academic Exchange Program. From August 1967 to June 1968, Anatoliy K. 
Kochev of the Kalinin Polytechnical Institute of Leningrad was at Catholic University in the 
United States working on "construction methods of equipment to measure small 
accelerations and displacement," that is, the manufacture of accelerorneters. 

Is there any connection between Isakov's unsuccessful espionage attempts to purchase 
accelerorneters and Kochev's "academic" work on accelerometer manufacture in the United 
States, courtesy of the State Department? There are indeed obsolete accelerorneters and 
sophisticated accelerorneters. The Soviets know the difference. They know how to make the 
obsolete versions, but do not have the technical ability to make more sophisticated 
instruments. The trick is in the manufacturing process — that is, in knowing how to build 
into the instrument the sensitivity necessary to measure small gravitational pulls quickly 
and accurately. It is the manufacturing technique that was important to the Soviets — 
much more important than a boatful of purchased accelerorneters. 

Why did Kochev come to the United States in 19677 The State Department reports the title 
of his project as "construction methods of equipment to measure small accelerations." Ten 
months would be sufficient time for a competent engineer to determine the most modern 
methods in this field, and given the rather careless manner in which advanced 
accelerorneters have found their way into used electronic equipment stores, it is unlikely 
that Kochev had major problems in adding to his knowledge of the state of the art. 

Why did the State Department make an agreement in 1966 to allow a Soviet engineer into 
the United States to study the manufacture of accelerorneters only a few months after 
another Soviet national had been foiled by the FBI in attempting to purchase an 
accelerometer? We have no answer for that. 

American Ball Bearings for Missile Guidance System 

In the late 1960s Soviet missiles were extremely inaccurate. According to Abraham Shifrin, 
a former Defense Ministry official, they could hardly find the United States, let alone a 
specific target. By the late 1970s their accuracy was so improved that Soviets could 
guarantee a high proportion of hits on a target as small as the White House. 

The technological roadblock was mass production of miniaturised precision ball bearings 
for guidance systems. 

In the early 1960s Soviets attempted to buy U.S. technology for mass production of 
miniaturised precision bearings. The technology was denied. However, in 1972 the 
necessary grinders were sold by Bryant Chucking Grinder Company and its products are 
today used in Soviet guided missile systems and gyroscopes. Specifically, the Soviets were 
then able to MIRY their missiles and increase their accuracy. 

This is how the tragedy came about. 

Ball bearings are an integral part of weapons systems, there is no substitute. The entire ball 
bearing production capability of the Soviet Union is of Western origin — utilizing 
equipment from the United States, Sweden, Germany, and Italy. This transfer has been fully 
documented elsewhere by this author (see Bibliography). All Soviet tanks and military 
vehicles run on bearings manufactured on Western equipment or copies of Western 
equipment. All Soviet missiles and related systems including guidance systems have 
bearings manufactured on Western equipment or Soviet duplicates of this equipment. 

One firm in particular, the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company of Springfield, Vermont, has 
been an outstanding supplier of ball bearing processing equipment to the Soviets. In 1931 
Bryant shipped 32.2 percent of its output to the USSR. In 1934, 55.3 percent of its output 
went to Russia. There were no luther shipments until 1938, when the Soviets again bought 
one-quarter of Bryant's annual output. Major shipments were also made under Lend-Lease. 
Soviet dependence on the West for ball bearings technology peaked after the years 1959-61, 
when the Soviets required a capability for mass production, rather than laboratory or batch 
production, of miniature precision ball bearings for weapons systems. The only company in 
the world that could supply the required machine for a key operation in processing the races 
for precision bearings (the Centalign-B) was the Bryant Chucking Grinder Company. The 
Soviet Union had no such mass production capability. Its miniature ball bearings in 1951 
were either imported or made in small lots on Italian and other imported equipment. 

In 1960 there were sixty-six Centalign-B machines in the United States. Twenty-five of 
these machines were operated by the Miniature Precision Bearing Company, Inc., the 
largest manufacturer of precision ball bearings, and 85 percent of Miniature Precision's 
output went to military applications. In 1960 the USSR entered an order with Bryant 
Chucking for forty-five similar machines. Bryant consulted the Department of Commerce. 
When the department indicated its willingness to grant a license, Bryant accepted the order. 

The Commerce Department's argument for granting a license turned on the following 
points: (1) the process achieved by the Centalign was only a single process among several 
required for ball bearing production, (2) the machine could be bought elsewhere, and (3) the 
Russians were already able to make ball bearings. 

The Department of Defense entered a strong objection to the export of the machines on the 
following grounds: 

In the specific case of the granting of the export license for high-frequency 
grinders manufactured by Bryant Chucking Grinder after receiving the request 
for DOD's opinion from the Department of Commerce, it was determined that 
all of the machines of this type currently available in the United States were 
being utilized for the production of bearings utilized in strategic components 
for military end items. It was also determined from information that was 

available to us that the Soviets did not produce a machine of this type or one 
that would be comparable in enabling the production of miniature ball bearings 
of the tolerances and precision required. A further consideration was whether 
machines of comparable capacity and size can be made available from Western 
Europe. In this connection, our investigation revealed that none was in 
production that would meet the specifications that had been established by the 
Russians for these machines. In the light of these considerations it was our 
opinion that the license should not be granted. 

The Inter-Departmental Advisory Committee on Export Control, which includes members 
from the Commerce and State Departments as well as the CIA, overruled the Department of 
Defense opinion, and "a decision was made to approve the granting of the license." The 
Department of Defense made further protests, demanding proof that either the USSR or 
Western Europe was capable of producing such machines. No such proof was forthcoming. 

The following is a summary of the objections of the Department of Defense representative: 

(a) I expressed dissatisfaction and suggested that the Department of Defense 
not concur in the initial request of the Department of Commerce. 

(b) The official member of the Department of Defense in this connection 
concurred and, at a series of meetings of the Advisory Committee on Export 
Control, spoke against the proposal that an export license be granted. 

(c) The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Supply and Logistics, after 
reviewing some of the circumstances, requested that I do whatever was possible 
to stop the shipment of these machines. 

(d) A letter was transmitted from the Office of the Secretary of Defense to the 
Secretary of Commerce, approximately November 1, 1960, saying it [sic] 
spoke to the Department of Defense and requesting a further review. 

(e) At two meetings where the matter was reviewed, the Department of Defense 
maintained nonconcurrence in the shipment of the equipment. 

As of this writing I am still convinced that it would be a tragic mistake to ship this 

The reference to a "tragic mistake" refers to the known fact at that time that miniature 
precision ball bearings are essential for missiles. Granting the license would give the USSR 
a miniature ball bearing production capability equal to two-thirds that of the United States. 

In 1961 a Senate subcommittee investigated the grant of this license to Bryant. Its final 
report stated: 

The Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security has undertaken its investigation 
of this matter not in any desire to find scapegoats, but because we felt that the 
larger issue involved in the Bryant case was, potentially, of life-or-death 
importance to America and the free world. We are now convinced, for 
reasons that are set forth below, that the decision to grant the license was a 

grave error.— 

The testimony of Horace Gilbert to the Senate summarizes the position on the Centalign 

Mr. Chairman, I am Horace D. Gilbert, of Keene, N.H., and I am president of 
Miniature Precision Bearings, Inc., and I would like to express my appreciation 
for having an opportunity to be here with you and come particularly at this 
time, when I know that everyone is so busy, and at such short notice. As the 
name implies, my company produces miniature ball bearings of precision 
quality, 85 percent of which are used in the national defense effort. All but 1 
percent of our sales are within the United States, and most of these bearings are 
produced by machines manufactured by Bryant Chucking Grinder Co., of 
Springfield, Vt. 

Our company owns about 25 of these machines out of the 66 which, I believe, 
presently exist in the United States. This machine was developed over a long 
period of years, and much of the know-how, Mr. Chairman, in the latest model, 
was contributed by our company. 

Several months ago Russia ordered 45 of these machines from Bryant, and the 
Department of Commerce has granted an export license. 

I was very much disturbed when I learned of this, and I and Mr. Patterson over 
there — whom I will further identify as one of the developers of this machine 
— we have attempted to demonstrate to the Department of Commerce the 
tragedy of these machines being sold to Russia. 

Unfortunately, we have not met with success, and I would like to assure you, 
Mr. Chairman, that if these machines are sold, it means absolutely no 
commercial or financial difference to us as a company or to me as an 

I have no fear as far as Russia selling in our markets is concerned, and our 
company does not do any significant amount of bearing business in their 
markets. I am here because I think that this is folly which would undermine our 

The Department of Commerce has attempted to justify its decision with four or 
five arguments, none of which, in our opinion, appears to be valid, and I would 
like to touch on these. 

First, they say these machines could be purchased in Europe, and consequently, 
Bryant might as well benefit by their sale here. 

I am thoroughly familiar with the machines which are in production in Europe. 
Part of my 


The Soviets at Sea 

"Within weeks many of you will be looking across just hundreds of feet of 
water at some of the most modern technology ever invented in America. 
Unfortunately, it is on Soviet ships." 

— Secretary of the Navy John Lehman, May 25, 1983, to 
graduating class at Annapolis (reported in U.S. Naval Institute 
Proceedings, August 1983, pp. 73-4) 

Only one Soviet battleship was built before World War II — the Tretii International 
("Third International"), laid down on July 15, 1939 in the Leningrad yards. The guns, 
turrets, armor, and boilers for this 35,000 ton battleship were purchased in the United States 
and Germany. The ship was completed in the late 1940s. Other prewar Soviet battleships — 
the Marat, Kommuna, and Oktyabrskyaya Revolutsla — were reconditioned and refitted 
ex-tsarist vessels. Attempts to build three battleships of the Italian Vittorio Veneto class 
were abandoned. 

Three aircraft carriers were under construction at the end of the 1930s. The Stalin (formerly 
the tsarist Admiral Kornilov), a 9,000-ton ship built in 1914, redesigned in 1929, and 
completed in 1939 as an aircraft carrier. Two other carriers of 12,000 tons each were built 
"on the basis of American blueprints" — the Krasnoye Znamye and the Voroshilov, laid 
down at Leningrad in 1939 and 1940. 

World War II Soviet cruisers were refitted tsarist-era vessels, including the Krasni Kavkaz 
(formerly the Admiral Lazarov, built in 1916 at Kinoleav), the Profintern (formerly the 
Svetlana, built in 1915 at Reval [now Tallinn] and refitted in 1937), and the Chevonagy 
Ukraina (formerly the Admiral Nakhimov, built in 1915). The first Soviet attempt at 
cruiser construction was the Kirov class of 8,000 tons. Three ships were laid down in 1934- 
35 with Tosi engines manufactured in Italy and built to Italian plans at Putilovets (the Kirov 
and Maxim Gorki) and at Nikoleav (the Kuibyshev) under the technical direction of 
Sansaldo, an Italian firm. 

There were three groups of Soviet destroyers before World War II. First, fourteen tsarist 
vessels — four in the Petrovski class (built in 1917-18), nine in the Uritski class (built in 
1914-15), and one ex-Novik (built in 1911). Second, some new classes of destroyers were 
built under the Soviets to French and Italian designs. Between 1935 and 1939, fifteen 
destroyers of 2,900 tons each, based on French drawings, were built as the Leningrad class: 
six in the Leningrad yards, eight on the Black Sea, and one at Vladivostok. The first units, 
supervised by French engineers, were similar to French vessels. 

The third category encompassed the Stemitelnie class, the largest Soviet destroyer class of 
the 1930s. Between 1936 and 1939, thirty-five of these 1,800-ton ships were built under 

Italian supervision, mainly in Leningrad and the Black Sea yards, utilizing an Italian Odero- 
Terni-Orlando design and British machinery. Their engines were Tosi (Italy) 50,000-shaft- 
horsepower geared turbines. In addition, the Tashkent, another Odero-Terni-Orlando 
design, was built in Italy — the only Soviet surface warship built abroad in the 1930s. 

In January 1939 the American firm of Gibbs and Cox, naval architects, designed two 
destroyers and a 45,000-ton battleship for the Soviet Union in the United States. 

From 1939 to 1941 the Soviets received German military assistance. The Nazis sent the 
partly finished cruiser Lutzow, laid down at Bremen in 1937, and in May 1941 
"construction of the cruiser 'L' in Leningrad was proceeding according to plan." In the 
Leningrad yards German technicians took over construction and repair of Soviet ships. This 
cooperation lasted for eighteen months, from late 1939 until May 1941. 

All told, in 1941 the Soviet fleet comprised 3 battleships, 8 cruisers, 85 destroyers and 
torpedo boats, 24 minelayers, 75 minesweepers, 300 motor torpedo boats and gunboats, and 
250 submarines. Most were built in the West or to Western designs. 

U.S. Lend-Lease added 491 ships to this total: 46 110-foot submarine chasers and 59 65- 
foot submarine chasers, 221 torpedo boats (24 of them from the United Kingdom), 77 
minesweepers, 28 frigates, 52 small landing craft, 2 large landing craft from the United 
Kingdom, and 6 cargo barges. In addition to combat vessels, Lend-Lease transferred 
merchant ships and marine engines. 

In terms of tonnage, Lend-Lease probably doubled the size of the Soviet Navy. Only a small 
number of these naval ships have been returned, although the Lend-Lease master agreement 
required the return of all vessels. 

Since World War II, assistance to the Soviet naval construction program has taken two 
forms: export of shipbuilding equipment and shipyard cranes from European countries and 
the United States, and use of plans and designs obtained from the United States and NATO 
through espionage. For example, the sophisticated equipment of the U.S.S. Pueblo, 
transferred by the North Koreans to the USSR, was at least fifteen years ahead of anything 
the Soviets had in the late 1960s. In other words, the Pueblo capture took the Soviets in one 
leap from postwar German and Lend-Lease technical developments to the most modern of 
U.S. technology. 

Current Soviet acquisitions of naval equipment are highly significant and evidence of 
failure by the West to maintain a realistic defense posture. 

The Soviets have concentrated their acquisitions in areas related to aircraft carriers, deep sea 
diving capabilities, sensor systems for antisub-marine warfare and navigation, and ship 
maintenance facilities. In the maintenance area, two huge floating dry docks purchased from 
Japan, supposedly for civilian use, have been diverted to military use. Drydocks are critical 
for both routine and fast repair of ships damaged in warfare. In 1978, when the Soviets took 
possession of one of the drydocks, they diverted it to the Pacific Naval Fleet. The other was 
sent to the Northern Fleet in 1981. 

These drydocks are so large that they can carry several naval ships. More importantly, they 
are the only drydock facilities in either of the two major Soviet fleet areas — Northern or 

Pacific — capable of servicing the new Kiev-class V/STOL aircraft carriers. Soviet 
advanced submarines carrying ballistic missiles, Soviet Kiev aircraft carriers, and Soviet 
destroyers were among the first ships repaired in these drydocks. The drydocks are so large 
that no Soviet shipyard is capable of accommodating their construction without major 
facility modifications, associate capital expenditures, and interruption of present weapons 
programs. Their importance will be even more pronounced when the Soviets construct the 
still larger carriers (for high-performance aircraft) projected for the 1990s. The Soviets have 
acquired Western aircraft carrier catapult equipment and documentation for this larger 
carrier; catapult technology, though relatively common in the West, is outside Soviet 
experience and capabilities. 

In the 1980s, the USSR has contracted for or purchased foreign-built oceanographic survey 
ships equipped with some of the most modern Western-manufactured equipment. In place 
of U.S. equipment that was embargoed, other Western equipment has been installed on the 
ships. This modernization of the world's largest oceanographic fleet with Western 
technology will support the development of Soviet weapon systems programs and 
antisubmarine systems used against the West. 

Ship and submarine construction requires sheet steel, steel plate, and steel sections. Armor- 
plate is produced by rolling high-alloy steel, which is then heat-treated to develop its 
ballistic properties. Multiple layers are used for armor protection. Therefore, assistance to 
the Soviet iron and steel industry — which is significant and continuing — is also 
assistance to Soviet ship-construction programs. 

A U.S. government agency report has asserted that "any shipyard capable of building a 
merchant ship hull is equally capable of building a combatant ship of the same length." The 
report also states that merchant ships can be designed for conversion into naval ships, and 
that in any event the facilities required to build a steel merchant ship are exactly the same as 
the facilities required to build a steel warship. The main differences are the armament and 
the varying specifications for engines and other equipment. Almost 70 percent of the 
present Soviet merchant fleet has been built outside the Soviet Union. This has released 
Soviet shipyards and materials for Soviet naval construction. All diesel engines in Soviet 
ships use a technology originating outside the Soviet Union. 

The Soviets provided 80 percent of the supplies for the North during the war in Vietnam. 
Most of these supplies were transported by merchant ship. The ocean-going capacity 
required to supply the North Vietnamese on this scale and so keep them in the war was 
dependent upon ships previously built outside the USSR. The same process can be 
identified in Central America and Africa. While the supply of maritime technology has been 
formally forbidden by Congress, grossly inefficient administration of the export control 
laws has allowed the Soviets to acquire a massive military transportation capacity. 

Origins of the Soviet Merchant Marine 

There are two extraordinary facts about the gigantic strategic Soviet merchant marine: 

First: over two-thirds of its ship tonnage has been built outside the Soviet Union. The 
remaining one-third was built in Soviet yards and to a great extent with shipbuilding 
equipment from the West, particularly Finland and NATO allies, Great Britain and 


Second: four-fifths of the main marine diesel engines used to propel the vessels of the 
Soviet merchant marine were actually built in the West. In other words, only one-fifth of the 
main diesel engines were built in the USSR. Moreover, even this startling statistic does not 
reflect the full nature of Soviet dependence on foreign marine diesel technology because all 
of the main engines manufactured in the USSR are built to foreign designs. The full 
scope of the dependence of Soviet marine-diesel technology on foreign assistance is shown 
in Table 8-1. 

The manufacture of marine diesels in the Soviet Union has received considerable foreign 
technical assistance. Technical-assistance agreements were made with both M.A.N, and 
Sulzer in the 1920s, and the Soviet Union has continued since that time to receive M.A.N. 
(Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nurnberg) and Sulzer technology, in addition to assistance 
agreements with Burmeister & Wain of Denmark and Skoda of Czechoslovakia. 

An important basic agreement was signed in early 1959 in Copenhagen by Niels Munck, 
managing director of Burmeiste 


The Leaky Pipeline Embargo^ 

"It seems beyond doubt now that the pattern of Soviet-Cuban-East German 
intervention constitutes a single apparatus with a serious purpose. It merits a 
serious American response." 

— Wall Street Journal, December 29, 1980 

Siberia is a vast store house of oil and gas reserves. In the 1970s the Soviets brought off an 
almost unbelievable deal to develop these reserves. 

A known Soviet objective in economic warfare is to make Western Europe dependent on 
the Soviet Union. Such dependence will severely reduce European options in case of war 
with the Soviet Union. The Soviets designed a massive pipeline project large enough to 
change the entire Siberian infrastructure to channel these Siberian natural gas reserves to 
gas deficient Europe, thus making Europe dependent on a vital energy resource. At the same 
time the Soviets convinced the Western deaf mute blindmen to finance this $22 billion deal 
and so finance their own destruction — just as Lenin predicted. 

The Siberian gas deal, known as "Russia No. 6" to the financing bankers, is a 2,800 miles 
gas export pipeline from the Urengoy gas field in Siberia to Uzhgorod on the Czech-Soviet 
border, where it feeds into the West European gas pipeline network. Daily throughput is 2.8 
billion cubic feet. 

Initially, even the U.S. State Department (October 1982) objected to the deal on the 
following grounds: 

• Russia No. 6 would make Europe 20%-30% dependent on Russian gas, thus 
crossing "the threshold of prudent dependence on the USSR," 

• the financing offered by Western bankers "amounts to a subsidy of Soviet 
economic development," 

• resulting hard currency earnings from sale of the gas will "have a strategic 
impact by allowing the USSR to continue to import Western goods and high 

technology equipment, alleviating serious domestic resource constraints."— 

In the late summer of 1981, the Soviet Union contracted with U.S., French, West German, 
and Italian engineering firms for equipment for the Siberian pipeline. The Soviets required 
each European country to make available substantial export financing to be eligible for 
pipeline contracts. Financing offers by the European export credit agencies were for 
subsidized interest rates, in most cases under 8%, at a time when interest rates ranged from 

11% to more than 20%. Using credit, the Soviets purchased power turbines, gas 
compressors, and monitoring, firefighting, and control equipment. Large diameter pipe was 
purchased and financed as part of bulk orders of Western steel pipe regularly imported by 
the Soviets. 

In late 1981 and early 1982, long-term gas supply contracts based on the new pipeline were 
signed between the Soviet Union and gas distribution companies in West Germany, France, 
Austria, Switzerland, and later Italy. The new contracts significantly increased West 
European dependence on the Soviet Union for natural gas, in some cases pushing it above 
30% (see Table 9-1). Such a level of dependence on Siberian gas is unwise because: 

• gas is a fuel particularly hard to replace at short notice because of the way it is 
transported and stored; 

• gas is used in the politically sensitive residential and commercial sectors of 

By the end of the present decade and after equipment credits are paid off, expanded gas 
exports will earn the USSR $8-$ 10 billion annually in hard currency. This will be a most 
important source of hard currency for the Soviets, offsetting an expected decline in crude oil 
export earnings. 

Table 9-1 

Gas Supply Sources for Major European Consumers 

Federal Republic of Germany 1980 1990 

Domestic 30.1% 22.3% 

Netherlands 36.6 15.7 

Soviet Union 17.5 25.0 

Norway 15.7 22.3 

Middle East — 7.8 

Africa — 6.5 

France 1980 1990 

Domestic 27.5% 8.0% 

Netherlands 37.6 8.0 

Algeria 7.8 23.0 

Soviet Union 13.3 32.0 

W. Germany 
W. Africa 




Italy 1980 1990 

Domestic 46.8% 17.0% 

Netherlands 24.3 13.6 

Algeria — 27.2 

Soviet Union 23.7 35.2 

Libya 4.9 5.6 
Source: Financial Times (London) 

Working Both Sides of the Street 

Financing of the Siberian gas pipeline is an excellent example of the two-faced nature of the 
deaf mute blindmen. In great part those who financed this vast expansion in Soviet ability to 
wage global war at Western taxpayers' expense are also prime military contractors for 
Western governments. 

General Electric supplies guidance systems for Polaris and Poseidon missiles and jet 
engines for U.S. military aircraft, while at the same time supplied equipment for Soviet 
military end uses — on credit at preferential terms that could not be obtained by an 
individual U.S. taxpayer. In brief, because the U.S. government guarantees these Soviet 
orders, General Electric is in a position to have the U.S. taxpayer subsidize its contracts in 
the Soviet Union while the same taxpayer is shelling out for the U.S. Defense budget. 

Here are the U.S. prime contractors on "Russia No. 6," with a brief notation of their U.S. 
government defense contracts: 

Military Contracts with United 
States Government 

General Electric Company 

Total 1980 sales: $18,654 

military sales: $2,202 million 

5 in USA) 

Contracts with Soviet Military 
End Use (In addition to "Russia 
No. 6") 

General Electric Company 

1981 — Romania ($142 rail.) 
Steam turbine generating equip- 
ment for nuclear power station. 
1980 — USSR ($40 mil.) Sub- 
contract for computers and electri- 

• Produces jet engines for 

aircraft including F-4 Phantom, 
F-5 Freedom fighter and F-18 
Hornet, plant. 

• Guidance system for Polaris and 
Poseidon missiles. 

General Electric Company 

• Data processing systems. 

• Components for nuclear weap- 

cal equipment for electrical steel 

Exxon Corporation 

Total 1980 sales: $63,896 million 
Military sales: $479 million (No. 
29 in USA) 

Royal Dutch/Shell Group 

Total 1980 sale: $225,090 million 
• Sales to U.S. DoD were $225 
million in 1980, ranking it No. 

General Electric Company 

1979 — Hungary 
Licensed production of poly- 
propylene film, also technology 
for condenser manufacture. 
1979 — Yugoslavia 
Know-how for manufacture of 
polyethylene cable. 
1978 — Poland ($12 rail.) 
Equipment for hot strip steel mill. 

1976 — USSE ($90 million) 
Hot gas rotating components. 

Exxon Corporation 

Participation, through holdings in 
Ruhrgas and Gasunie, in the dis- 
tribution of Soviet gas in Europe. 

1978 — Poland 

Additives for and formulation of 
high quality lubricating oils. 

1977 — USSR 

Scientific and technical coopera- 
tion, exchange of petrochemicals, 
information and research cooper- 
ation in developing additives to 
lubricating oils, resins, solvents 
and semi-finished chemical prod- 
ucts over 5 years. 

Royal Dutch/Shell Group 

1979 — Hungary 

5-year cooperation in various 
field including marketing. 
In 1978, Shell business with 
Hungary included $5 million in 
buy-back products. 
1979 — Romania 
Subsidiary General Atomic to sup- 
ply Triga nuclear reactor for 
research center. 

1978 — Bulgaria 
Licensing of process for liquid 
plant protectant. 

Ente Nazlonale Idrocarburi 
(ENI) (U.S. Subsidiary is Agip) 

Total 1980 sales: $27,186 million 
• Subsidiary Agip had $223 mil- 
lion of business with U.S. DoD in 
1989, ranking it 53rd among 
U.S.defense contractors. 

ENI (U.S. Subsidiary is Agip) 

1978 — China 

Licensing of process for $250 
million methanol plant. 
1976 — Poland 

Licensing of process for ethylene 
oxide plant. 

Ente Nazlonale Idrocarburi 


1981 — GDR 

5-year cooperation agreement 
with Chemiaranlagen Export- Im- 

1981 — China 

Joint agreement for research and 
development of Chinese petro- 
chemicals and synthesized 

ENI (U.S. Subsidiary is Agip) 

1981 — Romania 
Framework agreement for com- 
plete production program of tur- 
bines, compressors, pumps, 
valves, etc. 

1981 — Hungary ($3 million) 
Supply and licensing of 30,000 
tpa methyl terbutyl ether (MTBE) 

1980 — GDR ($90 million) 
Snamprogetti: construction of 
highly advanced plant to recover 
lead from batteries. 

1979 — China ($50 million) 
Subsidiary Nouvo Pignone: joint 
production of centrifuge com- 

1978 — Hungary ($80 mil.) 
Supply of gas compressor station. 
1976 — Poland 

Subsidiary Haldor Topse: licens- 
ing of process for two ammonia 

1975 — USSE ($200 million) 
Supply of three urea plants. 

Foreign Companies with Significant Department 
of Defense Contracts 

Rediffusion Ltd. (UK) 

Rediffusion Ltd. (UK) 

(Controlled by British Electric 
Traction Co. Ltd.) 
• One of the top 10 suppliers of 
electronic equipment to UK mili- 

•R&D work for U.S. DoD 
(1977, $2.3 million); communica- 
tions, data processing and flight 
simulation systems. 

Thomson Group 

Total 1981 sales: $8,656 million 

• Variety of military electronics 
equipment including contracts on 
full range of Matra missiles such 

Crotale, Martel, Otomot, and on 
MBB Kormoran antiship 

• Surface radars, avionics, mili- 
tary data processing from Brandt 
Armaments Division. 


Total 1980 sales: $2,926 million; 
military sales: $250 million (No. 

in UK) 

• Propulsion systems for Blood- 
hound and Sea Dart missiles. 

• Jet and turbine engines for mili- 
tary craft such as Harrier 


• With Turbomeca (France): 

1981- USSR 

Supply and videotext systems and 
terminals for gas pipeline. 
1979 — Czechoslovakia 
($1.5 million) Supply of data 
transmission system and equip- 

1979 — Poland ($1 million) 
Supply of data processing system 
and computers. 

1978 — Czechoslovakia 

($1.2 million) Supply of two com- 
puter systems. 
1977 — USSR 
Supply of computer system. 
1977 — Czechoslovakia 
($1 million) Supply of six data en- 
try systems. 

1977 — Poland ($1 million) 
Supply of EDP computer equip- 

Thomson Group 

1979 — USSR ($100 million) 
Supply of computerized telephone 
exchange system. 

1979 — USSR 

Construction of printed circuit 
plant at Minsk. 
1979 — USSR 

Data processing for nuclear plants. 

1976 — Romania 

Supply of air traffic control 


1978 — Bulgaria 
Agreement on electronics devel- 

Adour engines for Jaguar strike 

• With Detroit Dies 


DMBs Supply Nerve Gas Plants 

"The USSR is highly dependent on Western chemical technology. 
— Central Intelligence Agency 

Chemical technology is an all-important prerequisite for modern warfare. Explosives 
require chemical technology and, for example, under wartime circumstances fertilizer plants 
can be quickly converted to manufacture of explosives. Many nerve gases require chemical 
technologies similar to those used for production of agricultural insecticides. This 
interrelationship between chemical technology and warfare is well known in Washington, 
yet the Soviets have traditionally been allowed access to the latest of Western chemical 
technology under so-called cooperation agreements, through "turn-key" plants which have 
been used for military end uses. 

A Central Intelligence Agency assessment report— made in the late 1970s concluded that 
the "USSR is highly dependent on Western chemical technology." At that time the CIA 
estimated that Western equipped plants accounted for the following proportions of Soviet 
chemical production: 

40 percent of complex fertilizers 
60 percent of polyethylene 
75-80 percent of polyester fiber 
85 percent of ammonia production 

The CIA report did not, however, report on another critical fact: that Soviet plants 
producing these and other chemicals use almost entirely technology copied or reverse 
engineered from Western equipment. There is no indigenous Soviet chemical technology. 

State Department Concurs in Explosives Manufacture 

Import of U.S. chemical technology for military purposes goes back to the 1920s and has 
always received State Department support. 

A 1929 agreement stipulated that the Soviets could use Du Pont processes for the oxidation 
of ammonia to manufacture 50-65 percent nitric acid. Du Pont agreed "to place at the 
disposal of Chemstroi sufficient data, information and facts with respect to the design, 
construction and operation of such plants as will enable Chemstroi to design, construct and 
operate ammonia oxidation plants." 

Later in 1932, negotiations were concluded between Du Pont and the Soviets for 
construction of a gigantic nitric acid plant with a capacity of 1,000 tons per day. This 

approximates 350,000 tons annually. Twenty-five years later, in 1957, the largest Du Pont- 
process nitric acid plant in the United States, at Hopewell, had an annual capacity of 
425,000 tons. Under the 1929 earlier contract, Du Pont also supplied technical assistance to 
the USSR for a period of five years. The firm inquired of the State Department whether this 
plant of "excessively large capacity" would meet with objections from the U.S. government: 
"While we have no knowledge of the purpose of the proposed plant, yet the excessively 

o 1 

large capacity contemplated leads us to believe that the purpose may be a military one."— 

The State Department position is summarized in a memorandum of April 6, 1932, which 
reviewed export of military materials to the Soviet Union and concluded that the department 

would have no objection to construction of such a large nitric acid plant.— 

The Soviets bought from Du Pont its ammonia oxidation and nitric acid technologies. Du 
Pont had expended over $27 million developing these processes. In requesting advice from 
the State Department, Du Pont argued that the process was neither secret nor covered by 
patents, that the end-use of nitric acid is the manufacture of fertilizer, that if Du Pont did not 
supply the process, it could be bought elsewhere, and that several plants had already been 
erected in the USSR by Casale and Nitrogen Engineering of New York. 

The letter from Du Pont to Henry L. Stimson of the State Department with reference to the 
proposed contract (dated April 20, 1929) states in part, "It is true of course that nitric acid is 
used in the manufacture of munitions." Du Pont then claimed, "It is impossible to 
distinguish between chemicals used for strictly commercial purposes and chemicals used for 
strictly munitions purposes." And as justification for its proposal, the firm said, "We submit 
that the contemplated contract will in no way give assistance for the manufacture of 
munitions which cannot easily be acquired elsewhere by the Soviets." 

Further, the company argued, there was nothing exclusive about the Du Pont process. The 
copy of the agreement in the State Department files indicates that the Soviet union 

[wishes] to use in Russia the Du Pont process for the oxidation of ammonia and 
[Du Pont] to place at its disposal sufficient data with respect to the design, 
construction and general information as to permit the satisfactory operation of 
such plants... the Company shall serve the Russian Corporation in an advisory 
capacity and furnish upon request services of engineers and chemists so as to 
accomplish the purpose of the contract. 

By the late 1930s a Nitrogen Engineering-designed complex at Berezniki employed 25,000 
workers and manufactured thermite, powder, and nitroglycerin. 

In the late 1950s and 1960s, the Soviets lagged in all areas of chemical production outside 
the basic chemical technology absorbed in the 1930s and 1940s. This lag had major military 
implications and since 1958 has inspired a massive purchasing campagin in the West. In the 
three years 1959-61 alone, the Soviet Union purchased at least fifty complete chemical 
plants or equipment for such plants from non-Soviet sources. The American trade journal 
Chemical Week commented, with perhaps more accuracy than it realized, that the Soviet 
Union "behaves as if it had no chemical industry at all." Not only was Soviet industry 
producing little beyond basic heavy chemicals, but of greater consequence, it did not have 
the technical means of achieving substantial technical modernization and expansion in a 
product range essential for a modern military state. 

Western firms supplied designs and specifications, process technology, engineering 
capability, equipment, and startup and training programs. These contracts were package 
deals that provided more than the typical Western "turn-key" contract. Such contracts are 
unusual in the West (except perhaps in underdeveloped areas lacking elementary skills and 
facilities) but were very attractive and highly profitable to Western firms. 

Many of the chemical plants built in the 1960 and 1970s programs had direct military 
applications. In 1964 a British company — Power Gas Corporation, Ltd. — built a $14 
million plant for the manufacture of acetic acid in the USSR. In 1973 Lurnmus Engineering 
built another vast acetic acid plant with Monsanto technology and U.S. Export- Import bank 

Hygrotherm Engineering, Ltd. of London contracted to supply an automatic heating and 
cooling plant (with heat generators, circulating pumps, and control equipment) and other 
equipment for use in the manufacture of synthetic resisn. A plant was supplied for the 
production of synthetic glycerin, which is used in explosives manufacture. Other plants 
were for the production of ethyl urea, synthetic fatty acids, sodium tripolyphosphate, carbon 
black, and germanium. All these products have military end-uses. 

Sulfuric acid, the most important of inorganic acids and industrial chemicals, is required in 
large quantities for explosives manufacture. Production of sulfuric acid in Russia increased 
from 121,000 tons in 1913 to just under 3,000,000 tons in 1953, 4,804,000 tons in 1958, and 
8,518,000 tons in 1965. 

The Soviets have always utilized basic Western processes for the manufacture of their 
supply of sulfuric acid and have reverse engineered the equipment in their own machine- 
building plants. A recent Russian paper on sulfuric-acid manufacture indicates that in the 
mid-1960s, 63 percent of sulfuric-acid production was carried out according to a 
standardized version of one Western process. The remainder was produced by a "Soviet 
process" (utilizing fluidized bed roaster, electric precipator, towers, and contact apparatus) 
similar to the contact processes in use in the West. In 1965 Nordac, Ltd. of the United 
Kingdom sold a sulfuric-acid concentration plant with a capacity of 24 tons per day of 78 
percent sulfuric acid to update Soviet sulfuric acid technology. 

Up to 1960 Russian output of fertilizers was mostly in the form of low-quality straight 
fertilizers. There was no production of the concentrated and mixed fertilizers that are used 
in the West. Fertilizer plants are easily converted to explosives plants. Part of the fertilizer 
expansion program of the 1960s was the purchase from the Joy Manufacturing Company of 
Pittsburgh of $10 million worth of equipment for potash mining. Congressman Lipscomb 
protested the issue of a license for this sale (Congressional Record, Aug. 28, 1963). While 
Lipscomb pointed out that potash can be used for manufacture of explosives, Forrest D. 
Hockersmith, of the Office of Export Control in the Department of Commerce, replied, 
"Our decision to license was heavily weighed by the fact that potassium fertilizer can best 
be characterized as 'peaceful goods'" (Aug. 21, 1963). Hockersmith did not, of course, deny 
that potash had an explosives end-use. 

A cluster of ten gigantic fertilizer plants for the Soviets was arranged by the Occidental 
Petroleum Corporation (Armand Hammer's company) and built by Woodall-Duckham 
Construction Company, Ltd., and Newton Chambers & Company, Ltd., of the United 
Kingdom. Other fertilizer plants were built by Mitsui of Japan and Montecatini of Italy. 
Ammonium nitrate, an ingredient in fertilizer manufacture, also has an alternate use in 

explosives manufacture. It is used, for example, in 60/40 Amatol in the explosive warheads 
of the T-7A rockets. 

Armand Hammer of Occidental Petroleum is, of course, Moscow's favored deaf mute 
capitalist, possibly vying with David Rockefeller for the honor. However, Armand has a 
personal relationship with the Soviets that could never be achieved by anyone with David's 
Ivy League background. One fact never reported in U.S. newspaper biographies of Armand 
Hammer is that his father, Julius Hammer, was fo 


Chevron-Gulf Keeps Marxist Angola Afloat 

"Now, in spite of the increasingly advantageous position of UNITA, and the 
imminent collapse of the illegitimate, pro-Soviet government, elements within 
the State Department are doing their best to salvage the (communist) MPLA, 
and to prevent the forces for democratic government from winning in Angola." 

— Senator Steve Symms, May 14, 1985 

In distant, obscure Angola, on the southwest coast of Africa, the alliance between capitalists 
and communists has matured into its most open blatant form. Possibly the reported export 
of ballbearing machines to Russia to produce bearings for Soviet missiles may leave some 
readers with an uneasy feeling, but also with a vague need to come to grips more concretely 
with the alliance. In Angola the most skeptical reader can see the alliance working on a 
daily basis. 

Angola, a one time Portuguese colony, was "liberated" ten years ago by the MPLA (Popular 
Movement for the Liberation of Angola), a Marxist organization in alliance with Angolian 
nationalist groups. The MPLA was not elected and has never held elections. MPLA seized 
power and has been kept in power by 36,000 Cubans and about 1,200 Soviet military 
personnel. The Cubans and the Soviets are in Angola for the same reason Angolan Marxists 
will not allow free elections: because Marxism does not represent the people of Angola. 

The United States has been inhibited from encouraging democratic, freely-elected forces by 
groups within the U.S. State Department and the so-called Clark Amendment (repealed in 
1985), sponsored by former Senator Clark, which forbade the U.S. from assisting any group 
that might challenge the Angolan Marxists. 

Yet the Soviets in Angola are challenged as they have never been challenged before; for the 
first time in 60 years a Marxist regime is in danger of overthrow by internal democratic 
forces. Angolan guerrillas, known as UNITA (National Union for the Total Liberation of 
Angola) have taken over one-third of Angola, about 250,000 square miles, and control most 
of the countryside, particularly in the south. 

UNITA is an unusual organization. It is not American-backed. In fact, it is American 
corporations and the U.S. State Department that have stopped a UNITA victory. UNITA is 
unusual also in that it believes in free enterprise, free and secret elections, private property, 
and decentralization of political power. UNITA is led by Jonas Savimbi, aged 51, a 
ferocious-looking gentleman reminiscent of television's "Mr. T." Savimbi is a European 
educated black intellectual who believes in individual freedom. 

Against Savimbi and UNITA we find the Soviet Union, Cuban forces, the U.S. State 
Department, American multinationals, and until recently, the U.S. Congress. Some years 

ago the Senate passed the Clark Amendment, sponsored by Senator Clark, which in effect 
prevented U.S. aid to this torch of freedom in southern Africa. 

The muddled, confused thinking of the United States is well illustrated by a statement made 
by former U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Donald McHenry, to the effect that the U.S. 
should not be surprised that the Soviets are aiding Angolan Marxists: "That the Soviets are 
present to assist the Angolans and to assist the Namibians... is no different from the 
presence of the United States in El Salvador and U.S. assistance to El Salvador." 

The point, of course, that McHenry avoids is that the Soviet objective, more than clearly 
demonstrated in the past 60 years, is a totalitarian controlled society without individual 

The Soviets have indeed assisted Marxist Angola. As far back as 1981 Soviet military 
officers up to the rank of Colonel were killed and captured in Angola. Soviet Air Force 
personnel have been captured in Angola (see Now, January 16, 1981.) 

The real oddity in Angola is that the single most important factor preventing a free open 
society is an American multinational corporation. As succinctly stated by Congressman 
William L. Dickinson (July 1985), "These Cuban troops are protecting American oil 
interests and they are preventing UNITA from overrunning the MPLA." 

In northeast Angola is the Cabinda oil complex owned by Gulf Oil Corporation (since 
March 1984, part of Chevron Oil of California). CABINDA PROVIDES AT LEAST 80 
diamond concessions operated by Anglo-American Corporation. Soviet and Cuban 
assistance is paid for from these foreign exchange earnings. 

When we look closely at Chevron Gulf, we find that no less than a former U.S. Secretary of 
Defense, David Packard, has been in a position to thwart Gulf backing for Soviet Angola — 
yet did nothing. 

Gulf Oil Corporation owns Cabinda, and Gulf itself was taken over by Chevron in March 
1984. Thus, we have two sets of directors to look at, the original Gulf Oil directors who for 
a decade allowed the Gulf Cabinda operation to finance Marxist Angola, and the Chevron 
directors who had the opportunity to change corporate policy towards subsidy of Marxist 

The directors of the former Gulf Oil Corporation were: 

Jerry McAfee 
H.H. Hammer 
R.H. Dean 
J.H. Higgins 
J.P. Gordon 

Robert Dickey, III 
Julian Goodman 
Sister Jane Scully 
Edwin Singer 

E.B. Walker, III 
J.M. Walton 

J.E. Lee 

E.I. Colodny 

Of these the most vocal in support of Marxism was James E. Lee, former Chairman and 

Chief Executive officer of Gulf and now a director of Chevron. Lee was strong in support of 
Marxist Angola, even claiming to the wall Street Journal that the Neto regime was "stable" 
and "easy to work with." (see cartoon opposite title page.) 

In March 1984 Gulf was taken over by Chevron in the largest corporate merger in U.S. 
history. A few Gulf directors joined the Chevron board and Chevron-Gulf continued to 
operate Gulf Cabinda, protected by Cuban and Soviet troops, continued to provide most of 
Angola's foreign exchange and with the Angolan government, planned new joint ventures to 
expand corporate usefulness to the unelected Marxist government. That Chevron-Gulf 
should be protected by Cuban troops with Soviet air cover and a Soviet air defense network 
doesn't seem to embarrass these Chevron directors at all, even though some are directors 
of major U.S. defense contractors: 

Samuel H. Armacost (45), Pres., Dir. & Chief Exec. Off. of Bank of America 

Donald L. Bower (61), Vice-Chmn. of Bd. of Co.; Dir., Crocker National 
Corp., Crocker National Bank. 

R. Hal Dean (68), Dir., Ralston Purina Co., Gulf Corp., Mercantile Trust Co., 
Mercantile Bancorporation, General American Life Insurance Co., LaBarge, 

Kenneth T. Derr (48), Vice-Pres. of Co.; Pres. & Chief Exec. Off., Chevron 
U.S.A., Inc. 

Lawrence W. Funkhouser (63), Vice-Pres., Explor. and Prod., of Co. 

John R. Grey (62), Pres. of Co.; Dir., Bank of American NT&SA and 
BankAmerica Corp. 

Kenneth E. Hill (69), consultant to Blyth Eastman Paine Webber, Inc. 

Carla Anderson Hills (51), partner, law firm of Latham, Watkins & Hills; 
Dir., International Business Machines Corp., The Signal Companies, Inc., 
Corning Glass Works. 

George M. Keller (61), Chmn. of Bd. & Chief Exec. Off. of Co.; Dir., First 
Interstate Bank of Calif., First Interstate Bancorp. 

Charles W. Kitto (63), Vice-Pres., Logistics and Trading, of Go. 

James E. Lee (63), Vice-Chmn, of Co.; Chmn., Pres. & Chief Exec. Off., Gulf 
Corp. & Gulf Oil Corp., Dir., Joy Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh National 
Bank, PNC Financial Corp., Gulf Canada Ltd., the American Petroleum 
Institute and West Penn Hospital. 

W. Jones McQuinn (61), Vice-Pres., Foreign, of Co. 

Charles M. Pigott (55), Pres., Dir. and Chief Exec. Off., PACCAR Inc.; Dir,. 

The Boeing Co. 

Charles B. Renfrew (56), Vice-Pres., Legal Affairs of Co. 

George H. Weyerhaeuser (58), Pres. and Dir. Weyerhaeuser Co.; Dir., The 
Boeing Co., SAFECO Corp. 

John A. Young (52), Pres., Dir. & Chief Exec. Off., Hewlett-Packard Co., Dir., 
Wells Fargo Bank and SRI International. 

At the same annual meeting that approved the Chevron takeover of Gulf and so lent 
Chevron support to Marxist Angola, a Chevron director resigned. This was David Packard, 
Chairman of Hewlett-Packard and a former Secretary of Defense. There is no record that 
Packard protested either Gulf support of Marxism or objected that Chevron should not join 
the band of American corporations who have aided world revolution. We doubt that 
Packard resigned on grounds of principle, because Packard was an Overseer of the Hoover 
Institution and Chairman of its Financial Committee back in the early 1970s when Hoover 
Institution Director W. Glenn Campbell attempted to put pressure on this author to stop 
publication of the earlier version of this book, National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet 

Another interesting facet to this story of Soviet-multinational cooperation is in the amount 
of federal taxes paid by these giant firms. In 1976 Gulf had a federal tax rate of 2%. In 1984 
Gulf claimed a tax refund, even while showing a profit of $313 million. Gulf 1984 tax rate 
was minus 8.3% (with a refund of $26 million). So in the same year that Gulf contributed 
most of Marxist Angola's foreign exchange and paid Angolan taxes, it demanded $26 
million refund from U.S. taxpayers. If payment of taxes is a measure of patriotism, then 
Gulf Oil allegiance is more than clear. 

Identification of the Deaf Mute Blindmen 

The severity of our charges in the Chevron-Gulf case suggest that we be doubly careful in 
identification of the deaf mute blindmen. Not all directors of multinational corporations fit 
the description. Some in fact decidely do n 



"In the building of bridges toward peaceful engagement nothing, of course, 
should be done which would threaten our national security." 

— William Blackie, 

Caterpillar Tractor Company 

Production facilities for tanks and armored cars combine features required in automobile 
and truck production with those required for locomotive and tractor production. 
Consequently, agricultural tractor, locomotive and automotive plants can be — and are — 
used to produce tanks, although mass production of tanks requires equipment changes and 
new machine installations. 

Such civilian-to-military plant conversions for tank and armored-car production have been 
successfully undertaken in automobile and locomotive plants in many countries. In the 
United States the Ford Motor Company, Cadillac, and Chrysler have mass-produced tanks. 
In Italy the Fiat Company and in France the Renault Company, Citroen, and other 
automobile manufacturers have produced tanks. In England the Vauxhall Motor Company 
was a tank producer in World War II. Among locomotive manufacturers both Baldwin 
Locomotive and American Locomotive in the United States produced tanks in World War 
II. Tractor plants have been successfully converted to tank production — for example, 
Massey Harris in the United States and all Caterpillar tractor plants in the Soviet Union. 

A tractor plant is well suited to tank and self-propelled gun production. The tractor plants at 
Stalingrad, Kharkov, and Chelyabinsk, erected with almost complete American assistance 
and equipment, and the Kirov plant in Leningrad, reconstructed by Ford, were used from 
the start to produce Soviet tanks, armored cars, and self-propelled guns. The enthusiasm 
with which this tank and armored- vehicle program was pursued, and the diversion of the 
best Russian engineers and material priorities to military purposes, have been responsible 
for at least part of the current Soviet problem of lagging tractor production and periodic 

Since 1931, up to a half of the productive capacity of these "tractor" plants has been used 
for tank and armored-car production.— 

In both the State Department and the German Oberkommando files, there are reports 
confirming the planned adaptability of Soviet general-equipment plants for war use — that 
is, the plants were originally planned for war use. For example, "The heavy industry plants 
are fitted with special attachments and equipment held in reserve which in a few hours will 

convert the plants into munitions factories."— 

Tank assembly, like the production of automobiles, trucks, and tractors, is normally 
straight-line with components fed into the main assembly operation from subassembly lines. 
The components required for tanks are usually peculiar to such weapons. Tank power-plants 
and tank power-trains are not normally used in commercial-type vehicles in the West. 
However, in the Soviet Union commercial engines have been used in tank installations by 
combining two power plants in one tank, for example, the SU-76 self-propelled gun with 

two standard Dodge automobile engines, or by adapting aircraft engines. 

Machinery and machine tools for tank production are similar to those used in the production 
of heavy equipment, with additional special-purpose tools. Transfer machines required for 
automotive-type engines, large boring mills, large planers, radial drills, and heavy welding 
equipment are also utilized. 

Consequently, any automobile, truck, locomotive or tractor production plant with straight- 
line assembly operations can be converted to the mass production of tanks by the addition 
of certain specialized equipment and by utilizing components and subassemblies made 
elsewhere for the specific tank vehicle to be assembled. 

Soviet tractor plants were established in the early 1930s with major U.S. technical and 
equipment assistance. The Stalingrad tractor plant was completely built in the United States, 
shipped to Stalingrad, and then installed in prefabricated steel buildings also purchased in 
the United States. This unit, together with the Kharkov and Chelyabinsk plants and the 
rebuilt Kirov plant in Leningrad, comprised the Soviet tractor industry at that time, and a 
considerable part of the Soviet tank industry as well. During the war, equipment from 
Kharkov was evacuated and installed behind the Urals to form the Altai tractor plant, which 
opened in 1943. 

Three postwar tractor plants were in operation by 1950: the Valdimir plant opened in 1944, 
the Lipetsk plant in 1947, the Minsk plant and the Kharkov assembly plant in 1950. This 
was the basic structure of the Soviet tractor industry in the 1960s and 1970s. 

These plants produced tractors with a heavy emphasis on crawler (caterpillar-tread) models 
rather than the rubber-tired tractors more commonly used in the United States. The 1959 
USDA technical delegation estimated that 50 percent of the current output was in crawler 
models, as contrasted to only 4 percent in the United States. The military implications of 
this product mix is obvious from Table 12-1. 

Table 12-1 

Soviet Tank Models Produced in Tractor Plants 

Model Number 


Where Tanks 
were used: 

T-26 (8-ton) A, B, 
C versions 


Spanish Civil War 



T-37 (3-ton) 


Russo-Finnish War 
World War II 

T-32 (34-ton) Kirov works Russo-Finnish War 

(Leningrad) World War II 

BT (12-ton) Chelyabinsk Spanish Civil War 

Russo-Finnish War 

BT-28 (16-ton) Chelyabinsk Tusso-Finnish War 

PT-76 Volograd Indo-Pakistan War 

(Stalingrad) Vietnam 

The Development of Soviet Tank Design 

Before World War II Soviet tanks derived from American, British, and, to a lesser extent, 
French and Italian designs. Little German design influence can be traced in the period 
before 1939. During the 1920s and 1930s the Soviets acquired prototypes from all tank- 
producing countries and based development of Soviet tanks upon these foreign models. The 
Soviet tank stock in 1932 is shown in Table 12-2. 

From this stock of Western models, together with technical-assistance agreements with 
foreign firms and the continuing purchase of foreign prototypes, the Soviets developed a 
formidable tank force for World War II. 

The Carden-Lloyd (the predecessor of the British Brengun carrier of World War II) was a 
1.69-ton machine-gun carrier first produced by Vickers-Armstrong, Ltd., in 1929. The 
Mark- VI model sold to the Soviets had a Ford Model-T 4-cylinder 22.5-horsepower water- 
cooled engine and a Ford planetary transmission. This became the Soviet T-27 light 
reconnaissance tank produced at the Bolshevik plant in Leningrad. 

The Ordzhonikidze Tractor Plant at Kharkov started work on the T-26, based on the British 
Vickers-Armstrong 6-tonner at about the same time. There were three versions — A, B and 
C — of which B and C became the standard Soviet models produced until 1941. Similarly, 
the Soviet T-37 and T-38 amphibious vehicles were based on the Carden-Lloyd Amphibian, 
known as the Model- A4 E 1 1 in the British Army. 

Table 12-2 
Soviet Tank Stock in 1932 

20 Cardem-Lloyd Mark- VI Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. (U.K.) 

1 Fist Type-3000 Fiat (Italy) 

20 Renault Renault (France) 

16 "Russian-Renaults" Made in France, modified in USSR 

70 light tanks Vickers 6-ton, Alternate-A (U.K.) 

40 Vickers Mark- 1 1 Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. (U.K.) 

2 Christie M-1931 

U.S. Wheel Track Layer Corp. 

8 Medium Mark-A 

Vickers-Armstrong Ltd. (U.K.) 


R.E. Jones et al., The Fighting Tanks Since 1916 (Washington, 
DC: National Service Publishing Co., 1933), p. 173. 

R.M. Ogorkiewicz, "Soviet Tanks," in B.H. Liddell Hart, ed., The 
Red Army (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1956). 

Walter Christie, a well-known American inventor with numerous automotive and tank 
inventions to his credit, developed the Christie tank — the basis of World War II American 
tanks. Numerous Soviet versions of Christie tanks and armored vehicles were produced in 
the late 1920s and 1930s. Two chassis of the Christie M-1931 model medium tank (MB) 
were purchased by the Soviet Union in 1932 from the U.S. Wheel Track Layer Corporation. 
After further development work this became not only the Soviet T-32 (the basic Soviet tank 
of World War II), but also several other development models in the USSR: first the BT (12 
tons), followed by the BT-5 and the BT-28 produced at Chelyabinsk. 

The Soviet T-34 and the American M-3, both based on the Christie, had the same 12- 
cylinder aero engine, a V-type Liberty of 338 horsepower. Ogorkiewicz comments on the 
Christie model series as follows: 

The power-weight ratio was actually higher than could be efficiently used, but 
the Russians copied it all and confined their development largely to armament, 
which increased from a 37-millimeter gun on the original models of 1931, to 
45-millimeter guns on BT-5 of 1935, and eventually to short 76.2-millimeter 
guns on some of the final models of the series. 

Both the Soviet T-28 medium 29-ton tank and the T-35 45-ton heavy tank resembled British 
models — the A-6 medium tank and the A-l Vickers Independent, respectively. Imported 
French Renault designs also contributed to Russian tank knowledge. During the 1933 
entente between France and the Soviet Union, the Renault Company delivered $11 million 
worth of "small fast tanks and artillery tractors" to the Soviet Union and supplied experts 
from the Schneider works and Panhard Levasseur, skilled in the armored-car and tank field. 

The Famous T-34 Medium Tank 

The Soviet T-34 and the modified T-34/85 were first introduced in World War II and used 
extensively against Americans in the Korean War. The model was later used in the 
Hungarian revolt and in "wars of liberation" to the present day. The T-34 is an excellent 
design and a formidable weapon. It emphasizes the ability of the Soviets to design weapons 
while still dependent on the West for production facilities and basic technical advances. 

In 1931 the Russians bought two Christie tanks from the U.S. Wheel Track Layer 

Corporation in the United States. The Russians copied these, built Christie tanks, and then 
incorporated the Christie suspension system into the T-34. The first Russian Christies had 
the same engines as the U.S. Christie — a Liberty 12-cylinder V-type of 338 horsepower 
with forced-water cooling. In the 1920s the Chase National Bank of New York (now Chase 
Manhattan) attempted to arrange illegal export of large quantities of these Liberty engines 
to the Soviet Union at the price of $2,000 each. 

In any event, the T-34 incorporated the Christie suspension from the United States, but 
generally used a 500-horsepower V-type diesel developed from the German B.M.W. diesel 
engine. The T-34/85 was the T-34 with significantly increased firepower. Ball bearings on 
the T-34 and T-34/85 were manufactured on Swedish equipment. 

The welding work on the T-34 was at first immensely crude, but as The Welding Engineer 
(Dec. 1952) pointed out: "The T-34 was designed with one idea in mind — to provide 
firepower. Any humanitarian considerations, like protection of the crew, are purely 

The original T-34s were built from several million tons of armor-plate imported from the 
United States. In July 1934 Henry Disston & Sons, Inc. requested War Department 
permission to accede to a Soviet request, "in training their technicians to make tank 
armorplate of the same quality as they now make for this Government" (Russia 400.114, 
War Office). 

The T-34 was followed by the improved T-44 and then by the T-54, with the basic T-44 
chassis and using Christie-system torsion-bar suspension. This was the standard Soviet tank 
until recently; it was used in the Hungarian revolt in 1956, in South Vietnam in 1972, and 
still in use in most Warsaw Pact countries. 

The Red Army has always used diesel engines in its medium and heavy tanks. This tank- 
engine series is the V-2 and V-12 water-cooled, rated to 550 brake horsepower (bhp) at 
2,150 revolutions per minute (rpm). According to Ogorkiewicz, the original Russian water- 
cooled V-12 engine was a successful diesel adaptation of contemporary aero-engine 
designs. Used on all Soviet medium and heavy tanks up to World War II, it was a large 
2,860 cubic-inch engine, based on a German B.M.W. aircraft design, and developed about 
500 bhp. Soviet em-ephasis on diesels has continued since World War II, while other Soviet 
armored vehicles have used automobile gasoline engines. The T-70 light tank uses two 
GAZ-202 70-horsepower engines from the Ford-Gorki plant. The SU-76 self-propelled gun 
also used two engines of the same Ford type geared together. 


Why the DMBs Aid Soviet Ambitions 

"One of the reasons that Americans are often confused about the Soviet Union 
is that Soviet manipulation of diplomats, who senselessly limit their contacts, 
and Sovietologists, who depend on the Soviet authorities for their visas, has 
given rise to a conventional wisdom about the 'reasonableness' of the Soviet 
Union that bears no relationship to reality." 

— (David Satter, Wall Street Journal, 
October 22, 1985) 

The deaf mute blindmen have an outstanding quality — an ability to have policy makers 
listen to and implement an irrational policy based on fantasy and zero evidence, with no 
relationship to empirical reality. 

The public plea of internationlist businessmen is that trade brings peace. This is usually 
phrased along the following lines. This example is from Maurice Stans, friend of Richard 
Nixon, former Secretary of Commerce, and Wall Street investment banker: "History has 
shown that where there is increasing trade between countries... there is a tendency toward 
increasing understanding." 

Unfortunately for Maurice Stans' credibility, no historian or politician has ever produced 
evidence that trade necessarily and automatically leads to increased understanding. The 
statement has no empirical justification at all. It sounds good, that's all. 

Why not? Because no such evidence exists. While it is true that peace encourages trade, this 
does not mean that trade encourages peace. In fact, trade has often enabled aggressive 
countries to go to war — witness the aviation gasoline and steel scrap shipments to Japan 
and Standard Oil's agreements on hydrogenation patents with I.G. Farben of Germany prior 
to World War II. 

The blunt truth is that trade with the Soviet Union from 1917 to the present has built the 
Free World an enemy of the first order. Moreover, the technological component of this 
continuing trade enables the Soviet Union to pursue its programs of world conquest. It costs 
the American taxpayer $300 billion a year to counter this Soviet threat. 

Obviously, claims that increasing trade is accompanied by increasing understanding are 
false. A more accurate characterization in the Soviet case appears to be that increasing trade 
is accompanied by increasing conflict (i.e., misunderstanding), because the Kremlin is 
encouraged to believe that capitalists are behaving as Lenin predicted they would behave. 
The concept of "peaceful trade" with Communist countries assumes some positive causal 
link between trade and peace. It is a false assumption. 

The overlooked link is the relationship between trade and casualties, and is contained in one 

word: technology. 

From the Soviet viewpoint, the benefit of U.S. -Soviet trade is the acquisition from the 
United States of the technology required for building and maintaining the Soviet power 
base. This subsidized technology is the basis of the Soviet military structure, as is proved by 
the Soviets' own statements. The armaments produced by Russia's American- subsidized 
military-industrial complex are used to promote Soviet global expansion. 

There are four logical steps in this process:— 

1. Trade between the United States and the USSR (with its key 
technological component). 

2. Consequent buildup of the Soviet military-industrial complex. 

3. Use of the U.S. -subsidized Soviet military-industrial complex to 
provide inputs for Soviet armaments production. 

4. Use of these armanents against the United States and its allies. 

This is the "trade-technology-armaments-war" cycle. It suggests that "peaceful trade" 
promoted by successive administrations should be entitled "war trade." 

If any of the links in this cycle can be broken (or shown to be false), the argument collapses. 
However, no link is demonstrably false. Indeed, there is evidence that the trade-casualties 
link is stronger than even the most pessimistic have envisaged. 

We trade freely with European nations because these nations have no deceitful intent to use 
the technological component of this trade against the United States. Nor has the United 
States any hostile intent towards these European countries. Free trade is vital and necessary, 
and both sides benefit from its advantages. However, gains from free trade utlimately 
depend on intent. Where countries are potentially hostile and make hostile use of imported 
technology, the gains from free trade must be modified by the hostile intent of the trading 
partner. In other words, "peaceful trade" is only peaceful if Soviet intent is peaceful. 

Why isn't this information and logic made available to the public? Then at least the DMB 
would have official opposition to their spurious arguments. For some reason or another the 
Washington bureaucracy in State and Commerce has by and large, with some exceptions, 
taken a position inconsistent with its own files. 

The Bureaucrats' View of "Peaceful Trade" 

The State and Commerce Departments have consistently rejected the argument that 
"peaceful trade" can assist Soviet military objectives. For example, a 1969 State Department 
leaflet asserts (under the heading "US exports do not help Hanoi"): 

Over two-thirds of our exports to the Soviet Union and East Europe are 
foodstuffs and raw materials for consumption within their economies. There is 
no evidence that our exports of such goods to these countries release resources 

for manufacturing war materials for North Vietnam.— 
What is wrong with this statement? 

The Soviet Union needs — and receives — U.S. technology, not "foodstuffs and raw 
materials." The bureaucracy may claim U.S. wheat does not go to Vietnam and Cuba, but it 
avoids the crucial point that export of our wheat to the Soviets released Soviet wheat for 
export to Hanoi. No economist will deny that our technical transfers release Soviet domestic 
resources for armaments production. The State Department assertion is therefore a 
compound of distortion and ignorance. 

These unsubstantiated distortions are given to Congress as verifiable truth. For example, 
Edwin M. Martin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, made the following 
statement to Congress in 1961: "I don't think there is convincing evidence that the net 
advantage to the Soviet Union of the continuation of trade is a major factor — or a 
particularly significant factor in the rate of their overall economic development in the long 

term."— This is an untrue statement. 

There is also confusion concerning the Soviet practice of copying. For example, the 
following exchange took place before a congressional committee in 1961. 

Mr. Lipscomb: Does the Department of Commerce feel that Russia has 
developed a great deal of their agricultural equipment from prototypes obtained 
both legally and illegally from the United States? 

Mr. Behrman: No sir, I don't think that the evidence we have indicates that the 
equipment that they themselves produce copies — that they produce copies of 

equipment which we have supplied.— 
Again, a wildly untrue statement. 

Even well-informed members of Congress have taken positions directly opposed to the 
evidence. Senator Jacob Javits of New York commented: "Trade with the West as a general 
matter must necessarily be a marginal factor in the performance and potentialities of the 

Soviet economy."— 

There exist, presumably unknown to Senator Javits and the others quoted above, three 
volumes of detailed evidence that totally refutes these statements.— 

A popular book in the 1930s was You Can't Do Business with Hitler! The moral and 
national-security arguments in this book apparently apply only to Hitler's brand of 
totalitarianism. There is extraordinary inconsistency in the treatment of Hitlerian 
totalitarianism and Soviet totalitarianism. Indeed, there is some direct evidence and a great 
deal of indirect evidence that the policymakers in Washington do not view the Soviet Union 
as a totalitarian power at all. 

At the end of World War II, the conclusion of an interagency committee on German 
industry, with members from the State and Commerce Departments, was as follows: 

The Committee is unanimously of the opinion that the major force for war 
represented in a motor vehicle industry is its availability as a major machine 
shop aggregation, under able management and engineering, which can be 
turned, by conversion, to production of an extremely wide variety of military 
products. Its role as a producer of combat and military transport vehicles ranks 

second in significance.— 

Yet today State and Commerce argue that the export of equipment for a motor vehicle 
industry is "peaceful trade" — even when military vehicles produced by previously 
exported technology are photographed in Vietnam, Cuba, Afghanistan, Angola and 
Nicaragua. Obviously, no amount of hard evidence can shake these people from their 
illusions. The policymakers are locked onto a brand of totalitarianism which, to them, is 
morally and strategically acceptable. 

U.S. assistance to the Marxist brand of totalitarianism is not limited to the Soviet Union. In 
1971, for example, the State Department attempted to help Allende, the Marxist president of 
Chile, to purchase aircraft and paratroop equipment in the United States (Indianapolis 
News, July 1971). Three months later Allende attempted to impose complete Marxist 
control in Chile. Once again the State Department wants to help a Marxist clique to impose 
its rule on an unwilling population. 

The assertion that we should exchange our technology for Soviet raw materials will not 
stand penetrating analysis. Soviet raw materials only become competitive to our enormous 
low-grade domestic reserves if their extraction is subsidized by U.S. loans and guarantees 
— to the disadvantage of the American taxpayer. From the national security viewpoint, the 
"exchange" is absurd. Once our technology is passed to the Soviet Union it cannot be 
reclaimed, it becomes an integral part of their military industrial operations. But Russian 
raw material supplies, developed with our assistance, can be cut off any time the Soviets 
wish. In other words, once again our policymakers exchange something for nothing and 
charge it to the American taxpayer and citizen. 

Useless Pinpricks as Policy 

In early May 1985, President Reagan embargoed U.S. trade with Nicaragua. This followed 
what a State Department official described as a "disturbing pattern of behavior" on the part 
of Nicaragua. But the White House missed a point — and an opportunity. 

Nicaragua and its "disturbing behavior" is a mere incident in a vast ever-expanding global 
game. Moreover, the Nicaraguan embargo has loopholes that make it virtually ineffective. 
For example, foreign affiliates of U.S. firms are not embargoed. In brief, if the invoice is on 
foreign subsidiary, that's legal. And don't think American firms won't scramble for the 

The global problem is not pinprick Nicaragua — it is the unholy alliance of the 
multinationals and the Soviet Union. 

Follow these logica: steps: 

• The Sandanista revolution only survives because of Marxist suppression and 

Soviet logistical backing. 

• The Soviets survive and have become militarily awesome because the West 
has a sixty-year-old policy of technical, economic, financial and even political 
subsidy of the Soviet Union. 

• The multinationals are the mainspring for technical and economic subsidy, 
from Kama River to the latest CDC computers. And they are more than willing 
to bend the truth to make a buck. 

• Our political establishment, as exemplified in the Council on Foreign 
Relations, is the mainspring behind political subsidy of the Soviet Union, as 
exemplified in the Yalta agreement, National Security Memorandum No. 68 
and so-called "detente." 

Under this system the Soviet Union is never held fully accountable for its international acts. 
For example: 

• The Soviets illegally occupy the long independent countries of Latvia, 
Lithuania and Estonia. 

• The Soviet Union has occupied the long independent nation of Afghanistan. 

• Soviet troops are based in Poland, Hungary, Rumania and Czechoslovakia. 

• Soviet troops are active in Cuba, Angola, and a dozen other hot spots around 
the world including Nicaragua. 

This adds up to global aggression. Yet the political establishment and its Congressional 
allies told us that peaceful coexistence and detente with the Soviets would bring peace. 

The American public has never been told by any Administration the Soviet definition of 
"peaceful coexistence." That detente in the Soviet interpretation includes the RIGHT to 
continue so-called wars of liberation and to further encroach upon the Western world. 
Western governments have persisted in the illusion of detente as peace, knowing full well 
that the Marxist interpretation of peaceful coexistence is aggression, that peace is indeed 

It is this official inaction that has encouraged the deaf mute blindmen to further Soviet 
ambitions for their own personal gain. 

Multinational Businessmen and the Politics of Greed 

Who benefits from technological transfers to the Soviet Union? Basically two groups: the 
Soviets themselves and the comparative handful of companies, almost all multinationals, 
who set up and profit from Soviet contracts. 

Soviet business is profitable. Some American companies have been sucking in this profit 
since the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Chase National was involved in illegal exports to 

the Soviet Union in the early 1920s, while Chase Manhattan was the lead financing bank for 
the Kama River project. Caterpillar Tractor was involved in the First Five Year Plan in 
1930, and still involved in the Siberian pipeline "Russia No. 6" project in the 1980s. 

The hundreds of examples cited here are not accidents. Many individual congressmen and 
persons outside government have attempted to stop the export of military goods to the 
Soviet Union in the face of business pressures. Samuel Gompers tried in the 1920s. U.S. 
Navy of-ricers risked court-martial in the 1930s in their effort to stop President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt from approving the sale of military equipment to the Soviets. The Senate 
investigated the "machine tools" case in 1945-46 when Commerce officials tried to send 
tank-gun milling equipment to the Soviet Union. Warnings were raised in the 1950s by 
Congressman Lipscomb and others about the results of building up Soviet military strength. 
In the 1960s individual American firms and engineers protested against the export of ball 
bearings processing equipment which could only be used to process bearings for Soviet 
missile-guidance systems. In the 1980s Department of Defense has raised a clear warning. 

Are we to believe that Mr. Nicholaas Leyds, general manager of Bryant Chucking Grinder 
Company of Springfield, Vermont, did not know that his grinding machines are used to 
process the races for ball bearings in missile-guidance systems? When Bryant has sold the 
same machine to the U.S. government for the same purpose? 

Or that the Hammer family does not know the results of its seventy year association with 
the USSR? In 1919 Dr. Julius Hammer was a member of the Executive Committee of the 
Communist party of the United States and in 1985 Armand Hammer (his son and early 
business partner) is described as America's "No. 1 Capitalist." 

It is not an accident. The deaf mute blindmen have always known the exact end-uses of the 
exported equipment. They have been brazen enough to persist in building up the Soviet 
military-industrial complex while pleading "civilizing the Bolsheviks" (1918) and "peaceful 
trade" (1985). 

Above all there are several disturbing aspects to this whole business of selling our 
technology to the Soviets. First, multinational banks and business groups have their own 
people in all administrations pushing for their self-interested profitable projects. Second, the 
more prominent of these businessmen (Armand Hammer and David Rockefeller come to 
mind) deal directly with the Soviet Union almost as independent fiefdoms. 

The business and personal relationships of Henry Kissinger and the Rockefeller family, for 
instance, are too close for administrative objectivity. Neither has Henry Kissinger been on 
the receiving end of a bullet, he doesn't have to pay the price for his policies. Indeed, in 
most cases policymakers have never undertaken any occupation where the cost of a 
wrong decision fell upon their own shoulders - and that may be one of the major 

The following extract is from the conclusion of Kissinger's book Nuclear Weapons and 
Foreign Policy (p. 431): 

A statesman must act as if his inspirations were already experience, as if his 
aspirations were truth. He must bridge the gap between society's experience and 
his vision, between its tradition and its future. 

Note the words "act as if." Act "as if" fantasy were reality is the clear implication. Act "as 
if" objectives (whatever they may be) are always moral. 

In other words, anything is real if you wish it to be, and anything is moral if you want it to 
be. Is it then accidental that Kissinger's devastating detente policy was only beneficial to his 
proteges? (For example, the Rockefeller controlled Chase Manhattan Bank). 

Then the amoral two-facedness of many DMBs has been commented on by several 

At times it seemed that the business world preferred to ignore the policy 
makers in Washington. One prominent member of the council [The U.S.- 
U.S.S.R. Trade and Economic Council] remembers meeting after Nixon's 
resignation with four other industrialists, several admirals, and a member of the 
Joint Chiefs of Staff late in 1974. One admiral bewailed the military 
disadvantages U.S. forces suffered because of certain technology transfers. The 
next day, the same industrialist attended a private dinner in New York given by 
a major investment banking house. The guest of honor was Dzhermen 
Gvishiani, the Soviet official whose specialty was buying high technology in 
the West. One after another, the thirty other businessmen at the dinner rose to 
boast about the last big transaction they had made with Gvishiani. 'The 
dichotomy between the luncheon in Washington and the dinner in New York 
was just astounding,' the businessman recalled. 'These guys were bragging as if 

they had just sold a ton of frankfurters.'— 

This atmosphere of "bragging as if they had just sold a ton of frankfurters" has been 
officially encouraged because until very recently, no official in any Administration has 
stood up in public and castigated the deaf mute blindmen. In recent years Secretary of 
Defense Casper Weinberger and Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle have to some 
extent changed the nature of the public debate — but State and Commerce still drag their 

Motivated by the lure of profit and in the absence of official chastisement, the deaf mute 
blindmen have run the show where trade with the Soviets is concerned. 

Through the Export-Import Bank they have received official, less than market loaves, 
subsidised by the taxpayer, for projects with military potential. Ex-Im provided $153 
million for Kama River, $180 million for Occidental's string of chemical plants — at half 
the prime rate. When this latter venture was approved, William J. Casey was Chairman of 
Export Import Bank even while publicly today Casey disclaims knowledge of our build-up 
of the USSR. 

Other businessmen have appeared before Congress and made statements inconsistent with 
the bulk of the evidence. For example, we know that the Soviets have successfully reverse- 
engineered thousands of U.S. processes. Yet one businessman appeared before Congress 
and denied the usefulness of the process: 

Senator Nunn: You say reversing engineering is very difficult and time 
consuming even if they have the equipment itself, and all the plans and 

Mr. Bell: To put it in production. That is true. You can get a lot of valuable 
information off of it. But to put that equipment into production, even if you had 
what I said, they do not have the components. That is the key to the whole 
thing. The best system engineer in the world, that is what we do in system 
engineering, is only as good as the elements he has to work with. They do not 

have the components in the Soviet Union.— 

Again Charles Lecht, former President of Advanced Computer Techniques Corp., tried to 
advance the line that the only Soviet interest was curiosity rather than technological need: 

Primarily I have come to the conclusion that the concept that the Soviets want 
U.S. technology because they can't make it themselves or they can't buy it 
themselves is a fallacious one. I have concluded that the Soviet technology 
establishment — in the country which produces more scientific literature than 
any other country in the world — is capable of producing what it wants. I have 
thus concluded that the Soviets have been looking for U.S. technology 
primarily because they want to find out how our military materiel work, our 

missiles, our aircraft, our radar, our sonar, and the like.— 

In brief, the bottom line is greed and the greed has been allowed to reign supreme because 
official Washington has openly encouraged technological transfers. 


41 Steps 1 and 2 have been fully demonstrated in the author's three- volume 
study, Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development. See 

42 U.S. Dept. of State, Public Information Series P-3 10-369 (Washington, DC, 

43 Edwin M. Martin, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, before 
the House Select Committee on Export Control, Dec. 8, 1961. 

^U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Export Control. 
Investigation and Study of the Administration, Operation and Enforcement of 
the Export Control Act of 1949, and Related Acts (H.R. 403), 87th Cong., 1st 
sess., Oct. 25, 26, and 30, and Dec. 5, 6, 7 and 8, 1961, p. 403. 

45 Congressional Record, Senate, Vol. 122, pt. 9 (89th Congress, 2nd session), 
May 24, 1966, p. 11233. 

46 Antony C. Sutton, Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development 
(See Bibliography). 

Foreign Economic Administration, Study by Interagency Committee on the 

Treatment of the German Automotive Industry from the Standpoint o.f 
International Security (Washington, DC, 1945). 


joseph Finder, op. cit. 

49 United States Senate, Transfer of United States High Technology to the 
Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc Nations, Hearings before the Permanent 
Subcommittee on Investigations, 97th Congress, Second Session, May 1982, 
Washington, DC, p. 49. 

50 lbid., p. 230. 




"Technology cannot be kept from the Soviets by endless paperwork 
requirements. Americans who ship crucial weapons and documents to them are 
criminals: criminals are glad to sign papers." 

— George Gilder, New York Times 

Are these businessmen, the deaf mute blindmen internationalists, also guilty of treason? It is 
interesting to initially look at this question from the viewpoint of the other side, the Soviet 
side. Avraham Shifrin, a former Soviet Defense official, has a blunt conclusion. Shifrin 
calls the transfers treason and "they (the businessmen) should be shot" (page 21). 

To take another example from the other side, the Marxist rebels in El Salvador, the 
Faranbundo Marti National Liberation Front, receive aid from the Soviet Union. At the 
same time they claim that our aid to the elected Salvadoran Government makes our military 
advisors in El Salvador legitimate targets for assassination, i.e., the U.S. is an enemy just by 
virtue of economic subsidy. In brief, the other side interprets aid, even with no 
technological component, as equivalent to treason. 

In the original version of this book, National Suicide: Military Aid to the Soviet Union, 
published in 1974, we declined to term subsidy to the Soviets as treason because the vital 
element of intent was missing. This conclusion was phrased as follows: 

Do the actions described in this book [i.e. National Suicide] constitute 
"adhering" to these enemies, "giving them Aid and Comfort"? 

The actions do not legally constitute treason. The Constitution defines the term 
strictly, for the intention of the framers, with good reason, was to deny 
Congress the right to interpret treason too freely. Moreover, the body of 
relevant case law is not substantial. The Cramer and Haupt cases after World 
War I suggest that both intent to commit treason and overt treasonable acts are 
required, in addition to thorough proof. While the actions described here could 
be interpreted as giving immediate "Aid and Comfort" to the Soviet Union, 
there is no specific evidence of intent, and in-, tent is a vital requirement. 
Idiocy, inefficiency, intellectual myopia, and so on, do not suggest intent (p. 

We need to pose the question again, given the accumulating evidence of the last 11 years. 
Does this sequence of events and actions fall within the meaning of treason? Specifically, 
does military aid to the Soviet Union constitute "adhering to their enemies, giving them Aid 

and Comfort"? as defined in Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States.— 

Are the Soviets Enemies? 

The Soviets have always been explicit about their intentions — so was Hitler in Mein 

Objective truth has no place in Communist morality, by their own statements. Any 
statement that will advance the cause of world communism is regarded as truthful, 
acceptable, and perfectly normal. As far back as 1919, Zinoviev put it well in a statement 
that applies to the Viet Cong and the Sandanistas as much as to the revolutionary 

We are willing to sign an unfavorable peace. It would only mean we should put 
no trust whatever in the piece of paper we should sign. We should use the 

breathing space so obtained in order to gather our strength.— 

This immoral dogma — moral only in Marxist ideology — was emphasized by Joseph 

Words must have no relations to actions — otherwise what kind of diplomacy 
is it? Words are one thing, actions another. Good words are a mask for 
concealment of bad deeds. Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry 


water or wooden iron.— 

In 1955 the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary examined the 
Soviet historical record and, not unexpectedly in the light of the foregoing 
statements, came to the following conclusion: 

The staff studied nearly a thousand treaties and agreements ... both bilateral 
and multilateral, which the Soviets have entered into not only with the United 
States, but with countries all over the world. The staff found that in the 38 short 
years since the Soviet Union came into existence, its Government had broken 
its word to virtually every country to which it ever gave a signed promise. It 
signed treaties of nonaggression with neighboring states and then absorbed 
those states. It signed promises to refrain from revolutionary activity inside the 
countries with which it sought "friendship" and then cynically broke those 
promises. It was violating the first agreement it ever signed with the United 
States at the very moment the Soviet envoy, Litvinov, was putting his signature 
to that agreement, and it is still violating the same agreement in 1955. It broke 
the promises it made to the Western nations during previous meetings "at the 
summit" in Teheran and Yalta. It broke lend-lease agreements offered to it by 
the United States in order to keep Stalin from surrendering to the Nazis. It 
violated the charter of the United Nations. It keeps no international promises at 
all unless doing so is clearly advantageous to the Soviet Union. 

[We] seriously doubt whether during the whole history of civilization any great 
nation has ever made as perfidious a record as this in so short a time.— 

More recently in the 1970s and 1980s the Soviets have broken the SALT treaties and used 
the era of detente to develop an awe-inspiring weapons arsenal. 

Consequently, the history of Soviet foreign relations from 1917 to the present suggests, for 
those who can interpret history, two conclusions: 1. The Soviets will not keep their word in 
any foreign agreement. 2. Their intent is self- admittedly aggressive, with world conquest as 
the ultimate goal. 

The 1970s era of detente was a sham. Increased U.S. -Soviet trade, allegedly designed to 
lower tensions, was entirely contrary to historical observation and rational deduction. 
Mikhail Suslov, longtime Russian Communist Party theoretician, stated in 1972 that the 
U.S. -Soviet detente was temporary and that, so far as the Soviet Union is concerned, merely 
an interlude to gain strength for the next stage of the battle against "imperialist aggression." 
Suslov in 1972 repeated and reinforced Zinoviev's 1919 statement; there is no change of 
heart or direction. 

The Soviet Record of Aggression 

A review of the human cost of Soviet double-dealing emphasizes not only the risk we run 
by attempts to mellow Soviet statism, but the extreme seriousness of the actions of the deaf 
mute blindmen. 

In every year since the Bolshevik Revolution the Soviets have murdered their own citizens 
for political reasons: that is, for alleged or real opposition to the Soviet state. The AFL-CIO 
has mapped Soviet forced labor camps. Moreover, in every year since 1917 the Soviets have 

attacked other countries or interfered massively in their internal affairs.— 

The human cost of the Bolshevik Revolution and the ensuing civil war in Russia has been 
estimated at 7 million Russians. Between 1930 and 1950 more than 20 million Russians 
died in forced labor camps. Khrushchev personally supervised the massacre of more than 
10,000 Ukrainians at Vinnitsa. 

Soviet agents were in Spain before the Spanish Civil War of 1936 and unquestionably had 
some role in starting it (cost: 275,000 killed). 

The supply of Soviet armaments to the Spanish Republic is known from material in the 

records of the German military attache at Ankara, Turkey.— Soviet arms shipments began 
in September 1936. Soviet intelligence agents, operating in Spain before the war broke out, 
were under General Ulansky, who was also responsible for logistics. In addition to supplies, 
the Soviets sent 920 military "advisers": 70 air force of-ricers, 100 other officers (as early as 
September 1936), and 750 enlisted men. From September 1936 to March 1938 about 110 
shiploads of Russian military supplies left Odessa en route to Spain, almost all from plants 
built by the deaf mute blindmen. Foreshadowing the situation when the USSR supplied 
Cuba and North Vietnam, only thirty-two of these ships were under the Soviet flag — and 
most of these Soviet-flag vessels were foreign-built. These 110 vessels carried the following 
armaments to Spain from the new Western-built Soviet plants: 

Tanks and armored cars 731 
Planes (mostly fighter aircraft) 242 
Guns 707 

Antiaircraft Guns 27 
Trucks 1,386 

What was the U.S. technical component of these arms? 

The tanks sent to Spain in 1936 were based on British Vickers or U.S. Christie designs. 
Soviet aviation technology was mainly American (except for French Potez and Italian 
seaplane designs). The guns were Krupp, but the trucks were Ford, Hercules, and Brandt — 
all from plants built by American firms just five years previously. 

After this, in 1937, Stalin's Red Army purge killed 30,000 — the cream of the Soviet 

Two years later, in 1939, Russia attacked Finland. Cost: 273,000 Finns and Russians killed. 
In 1939 or 1940, the Soviets murdered 30,000 Polish officers at Katyn. 

Persecution of Russians and the peoples of Eastern Europe continued after World War II, 
assisted by the British- American Operation Keelhaul. 

In 1946 the Ukrainians tried unsuccessfully to fight for in 

Appendix A: 

Exchange of Letters with Department 
of Defense, 1971 

These letters contradict the statement made by William J. Casey, Director of Central 
Intelligence Agency, that in 1985 the Administration had only "recently" learned of the 
impact of our technology on the Soviet armaments industry. Washington was alerted 15 
years ago. 

September 15, 1971 

Dr. N.F. Wikner 

Special Assistant for Threat Assessment 
Director of Defense Research and Engineering 
Department of Defense 
The Pentagon 
Washington D.C. 20301 

Dear Dr. Wikner: 

I am in receipt of a letter from the office of the Director of Defense Research and 
Engineering (signed Eberhardt Rechtin) in regard to an inquiry made by me to the Secretary 
concerning technical information for a projected book WESTERN TECHNOLOGY AND 

In response to this letter, which suggests that I should contact you, I enclose: 

a. a list of the information desired 

b. a very approximate and preliminary outline of the structure of the book. 

I shall, of course be more than happy to clarify any points that may arise in consideration of 
my request. 

With best wishes, 



Antony C. 




Details of Information Requested 
The information required is as follows: 

a) Detailed technical and engineering data on Soviet weapons systems from 
1945 to date, in the form of technical handbooks or reports (maintenance or 
servicing handbooks are adequate but less valuable). In Russian or English with 
diagrammatic layouts, cutaways, technical specifications of materials used and 
metallurgical analyses. 

These are needed for the production models in each weapons series from 1945 
to date. For example, MEDIUM TANKS: data is needed on the T 34, T 54 and 
T 62; but data is not needed on development models, such as T 44 or variants 
of main production models such as T 34/76B (a turret variant of the main 
production model T 34). 

The weapons spectrum for which this range of data is required are the 
production models of: tanks (heavy, medium and light), armored cars, self 
propelled guns, trucks and tractors, guns of all types (from tank guns down to 
hand guns), ammunition, planes, naval craft, rocket launchers, missiles. In other 
words the standard models in the broad weapons spectrum. 

I am not interested in the more esoteric weapons under development (such as 
lasers), or weapons developed and abandoned, but only those systems which 
constitute (or have historically constituted) the main threat to the Free World. 

b) A detailed listing of the inputs required to manufacture each of the above 
Soviet weapons including if possible the chemical or physical specifications of 
material inputs, quantities of inputs per weapon, and model numbers and types 
of equipment. 

Categories (a) and (b) are required in order to determine how Soviet weapons 
are manufactured and what material inputs are used. 

c) Reports or raw data on the use by the Soviets of Western technology in 
weapons systems and general military production Equipment rosters of Soviet 
armament plants, i.e. their machinery inventories, (these will identify use of 
Western machines). 

d) Reports or raw data on Soviet manufacture of propellants, explosives, 
military clothing and instrumentation and computers; the process used, outputs, 
names of plants. 

For example: I would like to know the types of explosives produced by the 
Soviets and either the chemical anlysis or sufficient information to determine 
an approximate analysis. I am not interested in the military aspects i.e. the 
explosive force or characteristics of the explosion, only what is being produced 
and how it is being produced. 

e) Material on the conversion of a civilian industrial base to a military base; the 
U.S. experience in World War II and Korea; the problems of conversion, time 
required, adaptability of a civilian plant to military output. 

f) Details of the important Export Control cases (both under the Export Control 
Act and CoCom in Paris) where DOD has argued against export of technology 
or equipment items to the Soviet Union or to other countries where there was a 
possibility of transfer to the USSR. These would include for example, the 
Transfermatic Case of 1961 and the Ball Bearings case of about the same date. 
From the mid 1950's down to the present time. 

g) Equipment lists (by model number, not necessarily quantities) of North Viet 
and Viet Cong forces. 

In general I am not interested in the quantitative aspects (i.e. how many they have of a 
particular weapon) nor in military characteristics (i.e. ballistic properties, operating 
characteristics etc.). 

On the other hand I am interested in qualitative aspects, particularly knowing how weapons 
are produced and the material and equipment inputs used to produce these weapons. 
Whether the weapons and materials produced are militarily or economically efficient is of 
little concern for this study. 

February 18, 1972 

Dr. N.F. Wikner 

Special Assistant for Threat Assessment 
Director of Defense Research and Engineering 
Washington D.C. 20301 

Dear Dr. Wikner: 

This refers to my letter of September 15, 1971 concerning my request for technical 
information on the transfer of technology to the Soviet Union. 

My understanding is that the Department has a suitable data base and that according to Mr. 
Eberhardt Rechtin's letter of September 9: "there is a systematic and continuous effort to 
declassify all pertinent information." 

Accordingly I submitted with my letter a detailed statement of the information desired. 

In the absence of any reply or acknowledgement from the Department in the elapsed five 
months, would it now be accurate for me to assume that there is no desire to pursue the 
question further? 

Antony C. Sutton 


Appendix B: 

Testimony of the Author Before 
Subcommittee VII of the Platform 
Committee of the Republican Party 
at Miami Beach, Florida, 
August 15, 1972, at 2:30 P.M. 

This appendix contains the testimony presented by the author before the Republican Party 
National Security Subcommittee at the 1972 Miami Beach convention. The author's 
appearance was made under the auspices of the American Conservative Union; the 
chairman of the subcommittee was Senator John Tower of Texas. 

Edith Kermit Roosevelt subsequently used this testimony for her syndicated column in such 
newspapers as the Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.). Both major wire services received 
copies from the American Conservative Union; they were not distributed. Congressman 
John G. Schmitz then arranged for duplicate copies to be hand-delivered to both UPI and 
AP. The wire services would not carry the testimony although the author is an 
internationally known academic researcher with three books published at Stanford 
University, and a forthcoming book from the U.S. Naval Institute. 

The testimony was later reprinted in full in Human Events (under the title of "The Soviet 
Military-Industrial Complex") and Review of the News (under the title of "Suppressed 
Testimony of Antony C. Sutton"). It was also reprinted and extensively distributed 
throughout the United States by both the American party and the Libertarian party during 
the 1972 election campaign. 

The following is the text of this testimony as it was originally presented in Miami Beach 
and made available to UPI and AP: 

The Soviet Military-Industrial Complex 

The information that I am going to present to you this afternoon is known to the 

The information is probably not known to the Senator from South Dakota or his advisers. 
And in this instance ignorance may be a blessing in disguise. 

I am not a politician. I am not going to tell you what you want to hear. My job is to give you 
facts. Whether you like or dislike what I say doesn't concern me. 

I am here because I believe — and Congressman Ashbrook believes — that the American 
public should have these facts. 

I have spent ten years in research on Soviet technology. What it is — what it can do — and 

particularly where it came from. I have published three books and several articles 
summarizing the work. 

It was privately financed. But the results have been available to the Government. On the 
other hand I have had major difficulties with U.S. Government censorship. 

I have 15 minutes to tell you about this work. 

In a few words: there is no such thing as Soviet technology. Almost all — perhaps 90-95 
percent — came directly or indirectly from the United States and its allies. In effect the 
United States and the NATO countries have built the Soviet Union. Its industrial and its 
military capabilities. This massive construction job has taken 50 years. Since the Revolution 
in 1917. It has been carried out through trade and the sale of plants, equipment and technical 

Listening to Administration spokesmen — or some newspaper pundits — you get the 
impression that trade with the Soviet Union is some new miracle cure for the world's 
problems. That's not quite accurate. 

The idea that trade with the Soviets might bring peace goes back to 1917. The earliest 
proposal is dated December 1917-just a few weeks after the start of the Bolshevik 
Revolution. It was implemented in 1920 while the Bolsheviks were still trying to 
consolidate their hold on Russia. The result was to guarantee that the Bolsheviks held 
power: they needed foreign supplies to survive. 

The history of our construction of the Soviet Union has been blacked out — much of the 
key information is still classified — along with the other mistakes of the Washington 
bureaucracy. Why has the history been blacked out? 

Because 50 years of dealings with the Soviets has been an economic success for the USSR 
and a political failure for the United States. It has not stopped war, it has not given us peace. 

The United States is spending $80 billion a year on defense against an enemy built by the 
United States and West Europe. 

Even stranger, the U.S. apparently wants to make sure this enemy remains in the business of 
being an enemy. 

Now at this point I've probably lost some of you. What I have said is contrary to everything 
you've heard from the intellectual elite, the Administration, and the business world, and 
numerous well-regarded Senators — just about everyone. 

Let me bring you back to earth. 

First an authentic statement. It's authentic because it was part of a conversation between 
Stalin and W. Averell Harriman. Ambassador Harriman has been prominent in Soviet trade 
since the 1930's and is an outspoken supporter of yet more trade. This is what Ambassador 
Harriman reported back to the State Department at the end of World War II: 

"Stalin paid tribute to the assistance rendered by the United States to Soviet industry before 

and during the War. Stalin* said that about, two-thirds of all the large industrial enterprises 
in the Soviet Union has been built with the United States' help or technical assistance." 

I repeat: "two-thirds of all the large industrial enterprises in the Soviet Union had been built 
with the United States' help or technical assistance." 


Two out of three. 

Stalin could have said that the other one-third of large industrial enterprises were built by 
firms from Germany, France, Britain and Italy. 

Stalin could have said also that the tank plants, the aircraft plants, the explosive and 
ammunition plants originated in the U.S. 

That was June 1944. The massive technical assistance continues right down to the present 

Now the ability of the Soviet Union to create any kind of military machine, to ship missiles 
to Cuba, to supply arms to North Vietnam, to supply arms for use against Israel — all this 
depends on its domestic industry. 

In the Soviet Union about three-quarters of the military budget goes on purchases from 
Soviet factories. 

This expenditure in Soviet industry makes sense. No Army has a machine that churns out 
tanks. Tanks are made from alloy steel, plastics, rubber and so forth. The alloy steel, plastics 
and rubber are made in Soviet factories to military specifications. Just like in the United 

Missiles are not produced on missile-making machines. Missiles are fabricated from 
aluminum alloys, stainless steel, electrical wiring, pumps and so forth. The aluminum, steel, 
copper wire and pumps are also made in Soviet factories. 

In other words the Soviet military gets its parts and materials from Soviet industry. There is 
a Soviet military-industrial complex just as there is an American military-industrial 

This kind of reasoning makes sense to the man in the street. The farmer in Kansas knows 
what I mean. The salesman in California knows what I mean. The taxi driver in New York 
knows what I mean. But the policy makers in Washington do not accept this kind of 
common sense reasoning, and never have done. 

So let's take a look at the Soviet industry that provides the parts and the materials for Soviet 
armaments: the guns, tanks, aircraft. 

The Soviets have the largest iron and steel plant in the world. It was built by McKee 
Corporation. It is a copy of the U.S. Steel plant in Gary, Indiana. 

All Soviet iron and steel technology comes from the U.S. and its allies. The Soviets use 
open hearth, American electric furnaces, American wide strip mills, Sendzimir mills and so 
on — all developed in the West and shipped in as peaceful trade. 

The Soviets have the largest tube and pipe mill in Europe — one million tons a year. The 
equipment is Fretz-Moon, Salem, Aetna Standard, Mannesman, etc. Those are not Russian 

All Soviet tube and pipe making technology comes from the U.S. and its allies. If you know 
anyone in the space business ask them how many miles of tubes and pipes go into a missile. 

The Soviets have the largest merchant marine in the world — about 6,000 ships. I have the 
specifications for each ship. About two-thirds were built outside the Soviet Union. 

About four-fifths of the engines for these ships were also built outside the Soviet Union. 

There are no ship engines of Soviet design. Those built inside the USSR are built with 
foreign technical assistance. The Bryansk plant makes the largest marine diesels. In 1959, 
the Bryansk plant made a technical assistance agreement with Burmeister & Wain of 
Copenhagen, Denmark, (a NATO ally), approved as peaceful trade by the State Dept. The 
ships that carried Soviet missiles to Cuba ten years ago used these same Burmeister and 
Wain engines. The ships were in the POLTAVA class. Some have Danish engines made in 
Denmark and some have Danish engines made at Bryansk in the Soviet Union. 

About 100 Soviet ships are used on the Haiphong run to carry Soviet weapons and supplies 
for Hanoi's annual aggression. I was able to identify 84 of these ships. None of the main 
engines in these ships was designed and manufactured inside the USSR. 

All the larger and faster vessels on the Haiphong run were built outside the USSR. 

All shipbuilding technology in the USSR comes directly or indirectly from the U.S. or its 
NATO allies. 

Let's take one industry in more detail: motor vehicles. 

All Soviet automobile, truck and engine technology comes from the West: chiefly the 
United States. In my books I have listed each Soviet plant, its equipment and who supplied 
the equipment. The Soviet military has over 300,000 trucks — all from these U.S. built 

Up to 1968 the largest motor vehicle plant in the USSR was at Gorki. Gorki produces many 
of the trucks American pilots see on the Ho Chi Minh trail. Gorki produces the chassis for 
the GAZ-69 rocket launcher used against Israel. Gorki produces the Soviet jeep and half a 
dozen other military vehicles. 

And Gorki was built by the Ford Motor Company and the Austin Company — as peaceful 

In 1968 while Gorki was building vehicles to be used in Vietnam and Israel further 
equipment for Gorki was ordered and shipped from the U.S. 

Also in 1968 we had the so-called "FIAT deal" — to build a plant at Volgograd three times 
bigger than Gorki. Dean Rusk and Wait Rostow told Congress and the American public this 
was peaceful trade — the FIAT plant could not produce military vehicles. 

Don't let's kid ourselves. Any automobile manufacturing plant can produce military vehicles. 
I can show anyone who is interested the technical specification of a proven military vehicle 
(with cross-country capability) using the same capacity engine as the Russian FIAT plant 

The term "FIAT deal" is misleading. FIAT in Italy doesn't make automobile manufacturing 
equipment — FIAT plants in Italy have U.S. equipment. FIAT did send 1,000 men to 
Russia for erection of the plant — but over half, perhaps well over half, of the equipment 
came from the United States. From Gleason, TRW of Cleveland and New Britain Machine 

So in the middle of a war that has killed 46,000 Americans (so far) and countless 
Vietnamese with Soviet weapons and supplies, the Johnson Administration doubled Soviet 
auto output. 

And supplied false information to Congress and the American public. 
Finally, we get to 1972 under President Nixon. 

The Soviets are receiving now — today, equipment and technology for the largest heavy 
truck plant in the world: known as the Kama plant. It will produce 100,000 heavy ten-ton 
trucks per year — that's more than ALL U.S. manufacturers put together. 

This will also be the largest plant in the world, period. It will occupy 36 square miles. 

Will the Kama truck plant have military potential? 

The Soviets themselves have answered this one. The Kama truck will be 50 per cent more 
productive than the ZIL-130 truck. Well, that's nice, because the ZIL series trucks are 
standard Soviet army trucks used in Vietnam and the Middle East. 

Who built the ZIL plant? It was built by the Arthur J. Brandt Company of Detroit, 

Who's building the Kama truck plant? That's classified "secret" by the Washington policy 
makers. I don't have to tell you why. 

Appendix C: 

Letter from William C. Norris, Chairman of 
Control Data Corporation to Congressman 
Richard T. Hanna, 1973. 

Control Data Corp. 
Minneapolis, Minn., December 19, 1973. 

Hon. Richard T. Hanna, 
Rayburn House Office Building, 
Washington, D. C. 

My Dear Congressman Hanna: On Wednesday, December 5, 1973, testimony was given 
before the Subcommittee on International Cooperation in Science and Space of the House 
Science & Astronautics Committee by Mr. Benjamin Schemmer, Editor, Armed Forces 
Journal International. This testimony included the statement that Control Data Corporation 
had advanced the status of Soviet Computer technology by fifteen years with the sale of a 
Control Data 6200 computer. 

Such a statement regarding transfer of technology to the USSR is simply not factual and we 
are prepared to correct that misstatement as well as other incorrect and misleading 
references to Control Data's activities with the USSR at the pleasure of your Committee. 
Meanwhile we respectfully request the consideration of the following. 

We have offered to the Socialist countries only standard commercial computers, and these 
offerings have been in full compliance with the export control and administrative directives 
of the Department of Commerce. 

The statement regarding a proposed sale of the CYBER computer is thoroughly confused. 
CYBER is a generic name denoting a line of computers. The least powerful model is the 
Control Data 6200 which is installed at the Dubna Nuclear Research facility near Moscow. 
Another is the CYBER 76 which is the most powerful and appears to be the model Mr. 
Schemmer is referencing. At the appropriate time we will seek advisory opinions and 
submit to the government export license requests for approval for applications in such areas 
as weather forecasting, simulation in the Worldwide Weather Watch Program, in 
econometric modeling and in education. Competition from West Europe and Japan will be 
expected to address these applications with the same kind of technologies that we offer. 

Many persons, including some of the witnesses before your Committee, mistake the 
offering for sale of old or even current state of the art hardware for transfer of advanced 
technology. This is not unusual because in many cases it is difficult for those who are not 
technically well-informed to distingush advanced computer technology. Attempting to treat 
such a broad and complex subject in an informative and accurate manner in a brief 
statement results in inaccurate, unsubstantiated and misinterpreted inferences and 
conclusions. For example, it is possible that a computer with a slower arithmetic/logic unit 

and a very large memory may represent more "advanced" technology when measured by the 
size of the problem to be solved than a faster machine with less memory. Also, many 
minicomputers contain circuit technology more advanced than that of more powerful 
computers. For this reason it is not possible to properly respond to Mr. Schemmer's remarks 
in a short letter, however the following are examples of those which need to be carefully 
examined before conclusions are reached. 

All countries including the Socialists have a substantial base of computer hardware 
technology on which to build further advances in the state of the art. The major strength of 
the U.S. in computer technology is its ability to market superior cost/performance computer 
systems for a wide range of applications. This does not mean that for any given application 
or group of applications, another country cannot build the equivalent as far as performance 
is concerned or even exceed what the United States has available. Also, there is no evidence 
to my knowledge that the USSR has ever been prevented from carrying out a military 
project because of the lack of adequate computer technology. 

Further advances in hardware are less significant than are software advances for applying 
computers. We believe that the United States stands to gain significantly from transfer of 
Soviet knowledge in the basic sciences. The USSR has many more scientists and engineers 
than do we, and the better ones in Russia have concentrated on the theoretical fields, such as 
physics, chemistry and mathematics — the latter discipline being of particular value in the 
design of logic and software in the computer field. 

We respectfully request that your Committee review the above points and consider 
incorporating them into the record. We would be pleased to have the privilege of appearing 
before your Committee to give you our more detailed views on these potential relationships 
with the Socialist countries and in stating our reasons in support of Administration and 
Congressional trade initatives and objectives. 

Sincerely yours, 

William C. Norris, 
Chairman of the Board 


Appendix D: 

Letter from Fred Schlafly to friends and supporters 
of American Council for World Freedom, dated 
April 1978, asking to mail "Yellow Cards" of 
protest to William Norris. 

Dear ACWF Supporter: 

I need just a few seconds of your time right now. 

I need you to sign and mail the 2 postcards I've enclosed for your personal use. 

Since you're one of the best friends the American Council for World Freedom has, I'm sure 
I'm not asking too much of you. 

Please let me explain these 2 postcards and tell you why it's crucial that you sign and mail 
them today. 

The yellow postcard is addressed to Mr. William Norris, Chairman of the Control Data 
Corporation, one of the world's biggest and most advanced computer companies. 

That yellow postcard calls on Mr. Norris and Control Data to stop selling computer 
technology to Communist Russia and its satellites . . . 

. . . Technology that our Communist enemies are using to gain military superiority over the 

Once before, Mr. Norris tried to sell our best and most advanced computer to the Soviet 
Union. Only an all-out, last minute effort by over 300 patriotic Congressmen stopped the 
sale of this highly valuable computer to the Russians. 

Now Mr. Norris and Control Data are trying the same sell-out to Russia again. You and I 
have got to put a stop to it. 

And just to make sure that Mr. Norris personally sees your postcard, I've adressed the card 
to his home address in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

The blue postcard is addressed to Mr. J. Fred Bucy, President of Texas Instruments. 

That blue postcard praises Mr. Bucy and Texas Instruments for refusing to sell American 
technology to our Communist enemies. 

You probably know from reading your anti-Communist magazines and newspapers that a 
lot of big, U.S. corporations are making huge profits selling their products to Communist 

Now I'm not talking about selling products like soft drinks and clothing to the Communists. 

I'm talking about U.S. companies... like Control Data . . . that sell our Communist enemies 
computers, shipbuilding equipment, and jet airplanes . . . 

. . . Technology that Communist Russia is using to turn itself into the world's number one 
military superpower. 

My friend, let me tell you just how critical a problem we really face. 

There are over 60 big U.S. companies selling U.S. technological secrets to the Soviet 
Union . . . 

. . . Companies like Union Carbide, General Electric, Armco Steel, Bryant Chucking 
Grinder, which sells the Communists the ball bearings they need for their attack missiles . . . 
and Control Data. 

So why is ACWF only going after Control Data, and not these other companies, for selling 
out U.S. military superiority to the Communists? 

The answer is, 

Control Data is absolutely, far and away, the biggest offender when it comes to 
selling out U.S. technology and actively aiding the Soviet military power grab. 

There's no doubt in my mind that if we ACWF Supporters force Control Data to stop 
building the Soviet war machine, then other sell-out companies like General Electric and 
Union Carbide will also stop aiding and abetting our Communist enemies. 

That's why the American Council for World Freedom has set up its Task Force on Strategic 

Look at what ACWF has already accomplished against Control Data: 

• Just recently, we had a very large, enormously successful press conference on Capitol 
Hill, announcing our fight against Control Data's sell-out of U.S. computer secrets to 
the Communists. Over 75 reporters and Congressmen were there! 

(You might want to look at the enclosed note from General Daniel Graham 
which lists some of the Congressmen, newspapers, magazines, and wire 
services at our press conference.) 

• ACWF just published a devastating expose of how Control Data and other sell-out 
companies are turning America into a second-rate power by helping build the Soviet 
war machine. 

• We gave each reporter and Congressman at our press conference a copy of our study, 
"The Strategic Dimension of East-West Trade" by Dr. Miles Costick, one of 
America's top experts on foreign affairs and strategic trade. 

ACWF is off to a fast start against Control Data, but there's no use kidding ourselves - 
we've got a big fight ahead of us. 

Here's what needs to be done right away: 

1. ) We've got to flood Control Data and its Chairman, Mr. William Norris, with 
postcards and letters demanding "No More U.S. Help for the Soviet War 

You can help do that by signing and mailing your postcard to Mr. Norris... 

2. ) We've got to support and encourage companies like Texas Instruments 
when they show the guts and have the backbone to say "NO" to Communist 

Will you help do that by mailing your postcard to Mr. J. Fred Bucy, President 
of Texas Instruments... today? 

3. ) We've got to print and distribute 28,959 copies of Dr. Costick's brilliant 
expose, "The Strategic Dimension of East- West Trade." 

We must get this expose into the hands of America's 10,286 newspaper editors, 
9,414 magainze editors, 9,309 TV and radio news editors. 

4. ) And finally, we've got to write to tens of thousands of other Americans... 50 
thousand in May alone... alerting them to Control Data and similar sell-outs of 
America's scientific secrets, getting them active in ACWF's fight to keep 
America the #1 military power on earth. 

I know I don't have to tell you that I'm talking about an aggressive, expensive program. 

It will cost $28,090 to print 28,959 copies of ACWF's Control Data expose and distribute 
tham to 28,959 newspaper, magazine, radio and TV editors. 

And it will cost $13,253 to write to fifty thousand Americans in May. 

That's a total of $41,343 ACWF urgently needs. We simply don't have it. 

Will you help ACWF again, with as generous a gift as you can afford? What I'm asking you 
for is your contribution... before May 15th... of at least $25, but hopefully more — perhaps 
even $50, $100, $250, $500 or $1,000 if you can afford it. 

I know I ask an awful lot of you, but I don't have anyone else to turn to. 

So please, when you mail your 2 postcards, won't you use the. enclosed reply envelope to 
rush ACWF your support of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500 or $1,000? 

Gratefully, Fred Schlafly 

P.S. Remember, when you mail that yellow postcard protesting Control Data's military sell- 
out of the U.S. to Russia, your card will be read by Control Data Boss William Norris 
because it's addressed to his home. 

Letter from William C. Norris to each 
"Yellow Card Sender," dated May 5, 1978. 

May 5, 1978 

Dear Yellow Card Sender: 

You are grossly unfair, woefully ignorant or being led around by the nose. I suspect it is the 
latter, otherwise you wouldn't have signed a card with a canned message, along with a 
request to contribute money to the author — apparently a Mr. Schlafly of American Council 
for World Freedom. 

Why didn't you write and ask about Control Data's position on trade with the Communists 
before signing a form card? You obviously have little knowledge about Control Data's 
position or activities, nor does Mr. Schlafly. He has not contacted anyone in Control Data. I 
would have furnished him information or I would have been glad to respond to a letter from 
you asking for information. Then if you still disagreed strongly — so be it — at least you 
would have acted sensibly and fairly by first getting adequate information. Then you 
probably wouldn't have resorted to the use of such words as "disgrace" and "outrage", 
because that is akin to the Communist procedure of not fairly weighing the evidence. 

You obviously are deeply concerned about the Soviet military threat, and I certainly 
understand that, because I share that concern. I think about the subject a great deal and 
several points are clear, including that: 

1. The U.S. should maintain a very strong military capability. Control Data's 
products and services contribute significantly to our nation's defense system. 

2. The U.S. can gain much more by doing business with the Soviet Union than 
by trying to withhold many things. This latter procedure hasn't been effective 
where it has been tried. 

3. Most important to maintaining a strong international position is that we 
maintain a strong domestic economy with an adequate number of jobs, 
especially for young, disadvantaged persons. (If you have studied world-wide 
Communism you are aware that it preys upon countries where the domestic 
economy is sick, weak or corrupt). 

Further, Mr. Schlafly's letter to you was based on a highly inaccurate booklet by Miles 

Costick. We are familiar with Mr. Costick's work, and have met with him to document 
inaccuracies in it. Apparently, he has chosen to ignore this evidence, because: 

• While we did sign an agreement for technological cooperation with the Soviet Union, 
we have not transferred any computer technology to them. 

• No Control Data computer is being used for any military purpose whatsoever by the 
Soviet Union. 

• Further evidence of error was the blue card that you were asked to mail to Texas 
Instruments praising them for refusing to sell to the Soviets. I am sure that their 
chairman, Mr. Bucy, would admit that many Texas Instrument's high technology 
products are used in Soviet-built equipment. 

My position is further explained in the enclosed article, "High Technology Trade with the 
Communists", which appeared in Datamation magazine last January. 

I have also enclosed a clipping from a recent issue of Time magazine that describes some of 
Control Data's activities in helping to provide more jobs for the disadvantaged. 

If you have questions after reading the material, write me. Sincerely, 

s/s William C. Norris 

William C. Norris 


Letter (Protocol) of Intent dated 19 October 1973 
(English version) between State Committee of the 

USSR Council of Ministers for Science and 
Technology and the Control Data Corporation. 
Letter (Protocol) of Intent 

I. The State Committee for Science and Technology of the USSR Council of Ministers and 
Control Data Corporation (CDC) in the interest of developing extensive long term 
technological relationships between Soviet organizations and enterprises and Control Data 
Corporation, have on 19 October 1973 concluded an "Agreement on Scientific and 
Technical Cooperation". The State Committee for Science and Technology and Control 
Data Corporation, together with the USSR Ministry of Foreign Trade, hereafter referred to 
as the Parties, having in mind furthering the development of the desired cooperation, wish 
to conclude this Letter of Intent to identify joint projects which need detailed study, and to 
commit the Parties to initiate these studies. 

II. The objective of the projects called for in Paragraph III of this Letter (Protocol) of Intent 
shall be to: 

A. Establish the coordinating group, and working groups called for in Article 4 
of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation. 

B. Specify the scope and mechanism by which the scientific anti technical 
information exchanges to be engaged in under the terms of Article 2 of the 
Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation shall be carried out: 

C. Implement detailed examination of those projects given first order of 

D. Define mutually satisfactory commercial and trade relationships. 

III. The following preliminary list of tentative joint projects has been agreed to and a 
detailed examination of them will be our first priority. 

A. Finance and Trade — To conduct studies and discussions in order to 
develop mutually satisfactory bases for payment for the activities to be 
undertaken within the scope of the Agreement on Scientific and Technical 
Cooperation. This shall include terms of credit, repayment, considerations, and 
cooperative activities whose purpose is to generate Western currencies to 
facilitate repayment of credit. 

B. Software and Applications Development — Development by the USSR of 
automated programming methods for improving programmer productivity as 
well as the generation of systems within certain applications areas of mutual 
interest. These would include, but not be limited to, the medical/health care 
field, the transportation industry, and the education environment. 

Objectives of transportation study might include both the increase of efficiency 
of passenger transportation, as well as enhance the timely delivery of freight, 
both by surface and by air. 

The medical health care study would include the creation of systems dealing 
with patient care, health care management, as well as health care planning. 

Work in the education field will be centered on the disciplines of computer- 
based education and training, including networks, special terminals, author 
language, curriculum and course-ware. 

C. New Computer Sub-Systems R&D — The USSR will contribute research 
and technical development of computer elements based on new technical 
concepts. This research and development will be undertaken based on 
cooperative planning between Control Data Corporation and appropriate USSR 

This research and development may include, but will not be limited to, the 
realm of memory systems, advanced mass memories, thin film, disk heads, 
plated disks, memory organization and ion beam memories, might be amongst 
the technologies to be investigated and research and development undertaken. 

D. Reserch and Development — Joint exploration of research and 
development activities in USSR enterprises and institutes which will add to 
Control Data Corporation's research and development activities, particularily in 
the areas of computer systems software and applications software, and will 
constitute in part compensation for technologies which the USSR wishes to 
obtain from Control Data Corporation. 

E. Advanced Computer System Development — To conduct a cooperative 
development of a computer with rear-rangeable structures and a performance 
rate of 50 to 100 million instructions per second to be used for solving large 
economic and management problems. Results of software and architectural 
research conducted in the Soviet Union will be utilized. The functional design 
of the software system and the architectural concepts will be supplied by the 
USSR. The implementation would be conducted in four phases as follows: 

1) Feasibility 

2) Detailed design 

3) Prototype construction and checkout 

4) Test and evaluation 

The feasibility phase will be used to evaluate the proposed computer concepts, 
both hardware and software, in order to verify that the system can be 
implemented with known hardware technology. 

The following are among the areas to be considered as part of the evaluation: 
architectural design, software system design, new software techniques, new 
software applications, components and circuitry, system performance, 
operating systems, principal applications, manpower and cost. The entire 
program is expected to require from five to eight years to reach fruition. Results 
will be shared on an equal basis. 

F. Disk Manufacturing Plant — To build a plant for manufacturing mass 
storage devices based on removable magnetic disk packs with up to 100 million 
byte capacity per each pack. The yearly plant output shall be 5,000 device units 
and 60,000 units of magnetic disk packs (approximate estimate). It is expected 
that 80% of the plant output will be-30 mega-byte devices and 20% will be 100 
mega-byte devices. 

G. Printer Manufacturing — To build a plant to manufacture line printers to 
operate at a speed of 1,200 lines per minute. The yearly output shall be 3,000 
devices (approximate estimate). 

H. Process Control Devices Manufacturing — To build a plant for the 
manufacture of process control oriented peripheral devices, including data 
collection, analog/digital gear, terminals etc. The annual plant output for all 
devices, including data collection, is estimated as approximately 20,000 units. 

Note: With respect to Items F, G and H, the Parties shall jointly develop 
technological documentation for manufactured products in accordance with the 
metric system standard and insure that all aspects of the plant(s) design and 

construction are of the highest quality such that the manufactured output will be 
fully competitive in all respects within the world market place. Control Data 
Corporation shall deliver technical documentation, complete sets of 
technological equipment, as well as know-how, and full assistance in order to 
insure mastering of full production techniques. 

I. Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing — Delivery to the USSR of a 
complete set of equipment for the manufacturing of multilayer printed circuit 

J. RYAD/Control Data Corporation Information Processing Systems — 

Joint creation of information processing systems based on the use of Soviet 
manufactured computers and Control Data Corporation equipment. Control 
Data Corporation equipment would include local peripheral sub-systems as 
well as communications hardware, including front-ends, remote concentrators 
and terminals. It is expected that the system would include operational software 
jointly created to make a viable computer system for applications to problems 
in other parts of the world which could be commercially saleable as a total 

K. Process Control and Remote Communications Concentrator 
Manufacture — To organize within the Soviet Union manufacturing of 
Control Data Corporation licensed remote communication equipment and 
analog to digital components for standalone use within technological process 
control systems. It must be kept in mind that such devices and components 
must satisfy requirements of both the Soviet Union and Control Data 
Corporation. Control Data Corporation evaluates that it can buy back 
approximately $4,000,000 worth of these products. 

L. Network Information System (CYBERNET) — Joint study to provide a 
proposed specification for a Soviet computer communication network. 
Dimensions of networks to be explored will include both the distribution 
network between terminal users and processing center as well as an eventual 
bulk transfer network between cluster centers and private satellite centers. The 
USSR will develop systems and applications software for this Network 
Information System based upon the present commercially available Control 
Data Corporation network software system. The resultant software will be 
available and shared by both Parties. The various data communications 
technologies will be evaluated as one of the major tasks of the study. 

M. Control Data CYBER 70 Data Processing Centers — Joint creation of 
processing centers which will utilize computers and other equipment of Soviet 
manufacture and those of Control Data Corporation for 
organization/application such as, but not limited to, those specified below: 

1) World Hydrometeorological Institue, Moscow, for processing of 
weather data for forecasting and in preparation of weather maps. 

2) Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, for nuclear 
research, reduction of accelerated data, and basic particle research. 

3) Ministry of Geology, Moscow, for seismic data reduction. 

4) USSR Academy of Sciences, Academ Goradok, Novo-sibirsk, 
for operational numerical weather forecasts, as well as for on-line 
concurrent processing of scientific data from experiments related 
to atmospheric, gas dynamics, weather research and basic scientific 

5) Ministry of Chemical Industry, Moscow, for an information 
processing network and plant and pipeline control. 

6) Ministry of Oil Refining, Moscow, for electric distribution and 
plant design. 

IV. In order to launch the above noted programs into viable, successful implementations, 
Control Data Corporation is prepared to advance long term credit on mutually beneficial 
terms through Commercial Credit Company, its financial affiliate. It is expected that the 
total volume of credit required for financing of the full dimensions of the Scientific and 
Technological Agreement may reach 500 million dollars. It is further expected that 
repayment of such credit will be made in the form of Western currencies. Commercial 
Credit Company is prepared to assist the USSR in obtaining such currencies by working 
jointly with the appropriate authorities in the USSR in the worldwide marketing of Soviet 
products and in the development of natural resources for which sustained world demand 

In the process of developing specific programs to generate currency for credit repayment, 
Control Data Corporation offered the following proposals for consideration: 

A. Financing — Control Data Corporation is prepared to assist the USSR in 
obtaining the financing needed to accomplish the above noted objectives. 
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Credit Company, Control 
Data Corporation can marshal substantial long term credit to facilitate Soviet 
purchases of equipment and technology projected under the Agreement, as well 
as credit for potential customers for worldwide sales of Soviet products and 

Commercial Credit Company will take the initiative in assembling consortiums 
of major leaders to extend long term credit to the USSR on mutually beneficial 
terms. Commercial Credit Company is also prepared to use its Luxembourg 
facility to make use of U.S. Export/Import Bank financing to the extent such 
credit is available to finance the export of Control Data Corporation equipment 
to the USSR. 

B. Joint Venture Marketing Company — A marketing company jointly 
owned by a competent Soviet organization and Commercial Credit Company 
will be established. The company would be incorporated in Western Europe 
and would be a self-sufficient, profit oriented entity. 

The prime purpose of the company would be to sell the service non-computer- 
related Soviet products in the Western world on the open market. In addition to 

selling the products of the USSR the Joint Venture Marketing Company will 
develop, in conjunction with Commercial Credit Company, economic and trade 
forecasts for the near to medium term future in the Western world that will 
indicate market trends, requirements and shortages, which can be fed back into 
the USSR five-year planning activities to insure that future USSR exports meet 
the requirements of future Western markets. 

C. Natural Resource Development — Soviet natural resources are the largest 
of any single country in the world. The key to world trade in excess natural 
resources, not required for domestic use, is the creation of additional facilities 
to obtain and profitably dispose of these resources. 

The financial resources and worldwide industry associations of Commercial 
Credit Company will be employed to create appropriate consortia having four 
major functional entities: a. finance b. resource extraction and processing 
expertise c. construction and operation expertise d. sales outlet for processed 

Natural resources to be considered would include, but not be restricted to: 
timber products, non-ferrous metals, precious metals and stones, asbestos, 
apatite, cement, synthetic rubber and resins, and coal. 

The present Letter of Intent is executed in two versions, both in Russian and English. Both 
versions of the text have equal validity. 

For the State Committee 
of the USSR Council of 
Ministers for Science 
and Technology 

For Control Data 

For the USSR Ministry 
of Foreign Trade 

English version of Agreement between State 
Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR 
for Science and Technology and Control Data 
Corporation (signed by Robert D. Schmidt), 
dated 19 October 1973. 

On Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the State Committee of the 

Council of Ministers of the USSR for Science and Technology and Control 
Data Corporation (USA) 

The State Committee of the Council of Ministers of the USSR for Science and Technology 
(GKNT) and Control Data Corporation (CDC), hereinafter called "Parties", 

Considering that favourable conditions have been created for extensive development of a 
long-term scientific and industrial and economic cooperation; 

Taking into account the mutual interest of both Parties in the development of such 
cooperation and recognizing the mutual advantage thereof; and 

In accordance with Paragraph 8 of the "Basic Principles of Relations between the Union of 
Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America", signed on May 29, 1972, and 
Article 4 of the "Agreement Between the Government of the USSR and the Government of 
the USA on Cooperation in the Fields of Science and Technology" concluded on May 24, 

Have agreed as follows: 


The subject of the present agreement has to do with a long-term program for a broad 
scientific and technical cooperation in the area computational technology, and specifically; 

-To conduct joint development of a technically advanced computer; 

-Joint development and organization of the production of computer peripheral 

-Joint creation of information processing systems based on the technical means 
of Soviet production and on the technical means developed by CDC and the 
development of software means for these systems; 

-Joint development of Analog to Digital Equipment for control systems of 
technological processes; 

-Joint development of computer components, technical equipment for their 
production and the organization of production of these components. 

-Development of computer memories (based on large volume removable 
magnetic disk packs, and on integrated circuits, etc.). 

-Creation of equipment and systems for data communication; 

-Application (use) of computers in the fields of medicine, education, 
meteorological, physics, and etc.; 

-Preparation (training) of specialists in the area of computer technology; 

The scope of this Agreement may at any time be extended to include other fields of specific 
subjects of cooperation by agreement of the Parties. 

This Agreement is not limiting either Party from entering into similar cooperation in the 
said fields with a third Party. 


Scientific and technical cooperation between the Parties can be implemented in the 
following forms with specific arrangements being exclusively subject to mutual agreement 
between appropriate Soviet organizations and the firm of Control Data Corporation: 

-Exchange of scientific and technical information, documentation and 
production samples; 

-Exchange of delegations of specialists and trainees; 

-Organization of lectures, symposia and demonstrations of the production 

-Joint research, development and testing, exchange of research results and 

-Mutual consultations for the purpose of discussing and analysing scientific 
and technical problems, technical principles, ideas and concepts in the 
appropriate area of cooperation; 

-Creation of temporary joint research groups to perform specific 
projects and to produce appropriate (joint) reports. 

-Exchange, acquisition or transfer of methods, processes, technical equipment, 
as well as of "know-how" and of licenses for the manufacture of products. 


The Parties have established that financial, commercial, and legal questions related to 
advancement of credit and payments for the delivered products and technical equipment, 
assignation of licences and "know-how" as well as supplied services in performance of the 
various joint projects, relative to the present Agreement, shall be decided by separate 
agreements between appropriate competent Soviet organizations and the Control Data 


For the practical implementation of the present Agreement the Parties shall establish a 
Coordinating group, from authorized representatives (coordinators) which shall determine 

and recommend a proper course for the cooperation and also to control compliance with 
responsibilities assumed by the Parties, and to take the necessary action for the successful 
implementation of the objectives of the present Agreement. For the preparation of proposals 
for the concrete cooperative projects, there shall be established special groups of experts 
whose task it will be to determine technical and economic feasibility of the joint projects 
and to draw up action plans for their realization. The results of these working groups shall 
be turned over to the Coordinating group for their discussion and preparation of 

Recommendations and proposals of the Coordinating group will be presented in the form of 
protocols, which will be used as the basis for preparation of separate protocols or contracts. 

Coordinating and working groups shall meet as frequently as is necessary to perform their 
functions alternativelly in the USSR and USA unless otherwise agreed. 


Scientific and technical information furnished by one Party to the other under this 
agreement may be used freely for its own research, development and production, as well as 
the realization of finished products unless the Party supplying such information stipulates at 
the time of its transfer that the information may be used only on the basis of special 
agreement between Parties. This information can be transmitted to a third Party only with 
the approval of the Party which has furnished it. 

Information received from a third Party which cannot be disposed of at will by one of the 
Contracting Parties is not subject to transmittal to the other Party unless mutually 
satisfactory arrangements can be made with the third Party for communication of such 

It is contemplated in the foregoing that any organizations or enterprises of the USSR and 
any wholly owned or partially owned Control Data subsidiaries shall be not regarded as a 
third Party. 


Expenses of travelling back and forth of specialists of both Parties under the programs 
related to this Agreement, as a rule will be defrayed as follows: 

-The Party sending the specialists pays the round-trip fare. 

-The host Party bears all costs connected with their stay while in its own 

The duration of the above visits and the number of specialists in each group shall be 
mutually agreed to by the Parties in advance of the visits. 

Organizational questions, arizing from implementation of this present Agreement shall be 
discussed and determined by the Parties in the course of working. 

The present Agreement shall continue for a period of 10 (ten) years and shall enter into 
force immediately upon its signature. It can be extended with mutial agreement of the 

The cancellation of the present Agreement shall not affect the validity of any agreement and 
contracts enetered into in accordance with Article 3 of the present Agreement by 
organizations and enterprizes of the USSR and CDC. 

Drawn up and signed the 19 October 1973, in the city of Moscow, USSR, in duplicate, one 
copy in Russian and one in English, both texts being equally authentic. 

For the State 
Committee of the 
Council of Ministers of 
the USSR for Science 
and Technology 
/s/ (illegible) 

For the Control Data 
/s/Robert D. Schmidt 


Appendix E: 

Position of Texas Instruments Company and 
Chairman Fred Bucy on dangers of trading 
technology to the Soviets. (This letter demonstrates 
that the identification of Deaf Mute Blindmen 
must be made with care) 

TI's Fred Bucy Warns Against Selling Technology Know-How 
and Turnkey Semiconductor Plants to Communist Nations 

Even as West and East Bloc countries discuss relaxing the trade embargo on high 
technology, a sharp disagreement has developed between two major semiconductor 
manufacturers on how far this relaxation should extend. One viewpoint is exemplified in 
last month's Wescon speech by C. Lester Hogan, president of Fairchild Camera & 
Instrument Corp., who wants few restrictions made in East- West semiconductor trade. 

Hogan stands ready to sell semiconductor products as well as the production equipment, 
technology, and management know-how to the Communist countries. This would mean the 
Communists would manufacture high-level semiconductor products themselves. The French 
company, Sescosem, a division of Thomson-CSF, has already broken the ice with the first 
turnkey semiconductor plant — sold to Poland ~ and Fairchild, waiting for the trade detente, 
does not deny having one quote outstanding on an MOS plant for Poland, and another two 
behind that for Russia. 

On the opposite side is Texas Instruments, whose executives take a dim view indeed of 
trade agreements with the Communist bloc, on the grounds that such agreements are not 
protected by patent rights and do not offer either open markets or the opportunity to build a 
decent market share. J. Fred Bucy, vice president of Texas Instruments, points out that "it's 
one thing to sell high-technology products in the foreign market, but quite another to sell 
the know-how to make these products." He is adamant against turnkey contracts, and sees 
an equal risk in selling the Communists such pieces of production equipment as line-and- 
expose towers, diffusion furnaces, epitaxial reactors, and the like. "It's axiomatic in high- 
technology industries," says Bucy, "that the only adequate payment for know-how is market 
share. No lump-sum payment or turnkey-service fee can be great enough to fund the 
research and development necessary to enable the seller to maintain his advantage. You can 
be sure," he emphasizes, "that if we give away the know-how without obtaining a market 
share, they won't buy a dime from us — devices or equipment. We will be giving away the 
crown jewels." 

In Bucy's eyes, a big question with East-West trade is patent recognition. Because of the 
longstanding embargo on high-technology trade, few Western semiconductor patents are 
recognized by the Russians or other Eastern Europeans. "Since we can sell into the 
Communist community only through their governments," says Bucy, "the only way we can 
participate in their markets is for them to agree to recognize our patents retroactively, pay us 

full royalties, and/or give us access to sell directly in their markets on an equal footing 
against their state-owned factories." 

Bucy also feels "that if the free world is footloose with its technology, it may be building a 
monster that soon will gobble up domestic markets. The Communist countries will build 
their semiconductor capability with Western-supplied production equipment and know- 
how, and/or with Western-built turnkey plants protected by high tariff barriers," he says, 
and when they get their costs down and their own markets saturated, they will be "right out 
there exporting into ours." 

This means that any semiconductor plant set up in Eastern European countries capable of 
anywhere near the capacity of typical Western manufacturing facilities will quickly saturate 
the domestic Communist market and be ready to export their overcapacity to the West. 

The semiconductor capability of the Comecon has been greatly exaggerated as well, 
according to Bucy. "The shell game they're playing," says Bucy, "is taking small quantities 
of laboratory-developed devices, giving them to people who are visiting Russia, and saying 
'look at our capability — now why not sell us the equipment to manufacture this, because we 
can do it ourselves anyway.' If they can, let them do it. The truth is, they don't have the 
capability of producing in large quantities at high yields. And that's what they want us for." 


Appendix F: 

U.S. Firms Trading with the Soviet Union 
in the 1960-1985 Period 

Data concerning firms trading with the Soviet Union and the technologies transferred is 
classified by the Department of Commerce, allegedly to protect business from competitors. 
Censorship also has the effect of preventing independent analysis and public opinion from 
coming to grips with Soviet trade. 

The following list was compiled from official files for the early and mid 1970s, 
supplemented by corporate news reports for the later years. 

It is incomplete but certainly includes all major U.S. operations in the Soviet Union, and is 
the only such list in existence in the public domain. 





Acme Mfg. Co. 

Machine Tools 



Allen Bradley 

Machine Tools 

Alliance Tool & Die Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Alliance Tool & Die 

Machine Tools 


Machine Tools 

Allsteel Press Co. 

Machine Tools 

Alpha Press Co. 

Non Ferrous Metals 

American Can Co. 

Iron & Steel 

American Can Co. 

Food Machinery 

American Chain & Cable 

Machine Tools 

American Express 


American Magnesium Co. 

Metals Technology 

Applied Magnetic Corp. 


Ara Oztemal (Subsidiary or Satra 


Armco Steel 


Atlas Fabricators Inc. 

Machine Tools 

Automatic Production Sys.(Div. of 

Motor Vehicles 

Babcock & Wilcox Boiler 




Belarus Equip, of Canada Ltd. 

Agriculture Equip. 

Bendix Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Besley Grinder Co. 

Machine Tools 

Bliss, h.W. Div. of Culf & Western 

Motor Vehicles 


Machine Tools 


Aircraft Technology 

Borg- Warner 

Machine Tools 

Brown & Root Inc. 


Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co. 

Machine Tools 

Brunswick Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Bryant Chucking Grinder Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Burr-Brown Research Corp. 


C-E Cast Equipment 

Machine Tools 

Carborundum Co. 

Motor Vehicles 

Carlton Machine Tool Co. 

Machine Tools 

Carpenter Technology Corp. 


Caterpillar Tractor Co. 

Agriculture Equip. 


Machine Tools 

Century Data 


* Chase Manhattan Bank 


Chemetron Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Cincinnati Milacron Inc. 

Machine Tools 

Clark Equipment 

Machine Tools 

Cleveland Crane & Eng 

Machine Tools 

Colonial Broach 

Machine Tools 

Combustion Engineering 

Motor Vehicles 

Comma Corp. 


* Control Data Advanced 


Cooper Industries Inc. 

Petroleum Equipment 

Cromalloy-Kessler Asso. Inc. 

Machine Tools 

Cross Co. 

Machine Tools 

D.A.B. Industries Inc. 

Prime Movers 

Denison Div. of Abex Corp. 

Machine Tools 

DoAll Co. 

Machine Tools 

Douglas Aircraft 

Machine Tools 

Dow Chemicals 


Dresser Industries 

Oil Tool Equip. 

Dr. Dvorkovitz & Asso 

Non Ferrous Metals 

E.I. dupont de Nemour & Co. 


E.W. Bliss, Div. of Gulf 

Machine Tools 

Easco Sparcatron 

Machine Tools 

Electronic Memories & Magnetics 


El Paso Natural Gas Co. 

Gas Technology 

Englehard Minerals & Chem. Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Ex-Cell-0 Corp. 

Machine Tools 


Machine Tools 

Fenn Rolling Mills Co. 

Rolling Equip. 

Fon du Lac 

Machine Tools 

Ford Motor Co. 

Non Ferrous Metals 


Machine Tools 



General Dynamics 

Aeronautical Tech. 

General Electric 

Petroleum Equip. 

General Electric 

Machine Tools 

General Tool Corp. 

Machine Tools 

Giddings & Lewis 

Machine Tools 

Gleason Works 

Motor Vehicles 

*Gleason Works 

Machine Tools 

Goddard Space Flight Center 

Machine Tools 

Gould Inc. 

Motor Vehicles 

Gulf General Atomic 

Atomic Energy 

Gulf Oil Corp. 

Petroleum Equip. 

Halcroft & Co. 

Machine Tools 

Harig Products, Inc. 

Machine Tools 



Holcroft & Co. 

Motor Vehicle 



Honeywell Information Systems 


Hudson Vibratory Co. 

Mechanical Equip. 


Machine Tools 






Machine Tools 

Ingersoll Milling Machine 

Motor Vehicles 

Ingersoll Rand Co. 

Machine Tools 

international Computers 


Intel Corp. 


International Nickel 

Nickel Technology 

International Harvester 

Machine Tools 

Irving Trust Co. 




Jones & Lamson (Textron) 

Machine Tools 

Joy Mfg 

Drilling Equip. 

Appendix G: 

Confidential Government Report on 
Cummins Engine Company (J. Irwin Miller) 
and Financing of Marxist Revolutionary 
Activities Within the United States. 


This Section has been reviewing available data on various; philanthropic foundations in an 
effort to determine if their activities are consistent with their announced goals. In this 
instance we have made n preliminary analysis of the Cummins Eugine Foundation which 
although a legitimate philanthropic enterprise, nonetheless would appear to serve as a 
conduit for funds to support black militants and organizations which are known to 
consistently promote radical revolutionary activities. 

This analysis roughly outlines the data presently available. Obviously, there is considerably 
more to be learned concerning CEF's overall activities. Additional inquiries to the Fill are 
contemplated and liaison has already been established with the Internal Revenue Service in 
an effort to develop our respective interests. 

Unfortunately, the complex nature of this tax exempt foundation does not lend itself to an 
easy explanation. It is suggested that the reader make frequent reference to the attached 
chart which will hopefully enhance understanding of the organization. 


The Cummins Engine Foundation (CEF) was established in 1954 as a philanthropic 
organization by J. Irwin Miller, Chirman of the Board, Cummins Engine Coral)any, 
Columbus, Indiana. Mr. Miller is a highly respected 62-year old civic leader who in recent 
years has devoted much of his time and money to various charities and religious pursuits. 
He is regarded as a part of the "avant garde of the civil rights movement." 

CEF is financed solely by Cummins Engine Company, which is the parent of a worldwide 
concern reputed to be the largest independent producer of high speed diesel engines. In 
1970 CEC's pretax profit was $44,564,365.00, of which five percent was allocated to CEF. 
CEF generally receives one to three million dollars annually. 

CEF is comprised of two sections: (1) the original County Related Philanthropic (CRP), 
which provides money for educational, health and social welfare projects in Bartholomew 
County, Indiana and (2) the General Philanthropic (GP). which was established in 1908. 
Little is known about the operations of the former and this report deals exclusively with the 
known activities of the GP section, which shares the pretax profits with the CRP. 

In an effort to assist in the cultural and economic development of the nation's black people, 

CEF's GP section provides large sums of tax-free dollars which are distributed through 
program directors in five cities, viz., Baltimore, Washington, D.C., I,os Angeles, Atlanta 
and Chicago. There appear to be no auditing procedures once the funds have been allocated 
by CEF to the program directors. This situation creates broad opportunities for misdirection 
or misappropriation of monies. The overall thrust of this report, therefore, is to illustrate 
how a seemingly munificent activity can, by divers means, serve to aid the objectives of 
radical individuals and organizations. 

Specifically, CEF has provided a vehicle whereby: 

(1) Monies were given to one organization earmarked for the use of another organization 
which in turn has recruited black activists to participate in revolutionary training in 
Communist China in December 1971: 

(2) CEF contributed $5,500.00 during 1970 to the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). A 
Resident Fellow of IPS also serves as the Washington Program Director for CEF; 

(3) CEF funds are utilized for the purchase and operation of printing equil)-ment ultimately 
used by groups advocating revolutionary social change; 

(4) A close working relationship exists between organizations funded by CEF and certain 
Marxist-Leninist organizations. One of these is headed by James Forman. a principal 
advocate of black revolutionary training abroad; 

(5) A CEF Program Director was indicted for inciting to riot during a demonstration at a 
peniteutiary in October 1970 while serving as a self-appointed spokesman for prisoners' 

(6) The aforementioned Program Director has purchased a 130-acre farm in his name, 
apparently using CEF funds. The announced purpose for the farm is that it is to be used as a 
youth camp to "train children in self-defense and in African culture": 

(7) Seemingly irregular fiscal practices exist with respect CEF-funded organizations: in 
Baltimore and inordinate amounts of money are dispensed for such items as "materials"; 

(8) The possibility exists that certain "dummy" organizations have been created in order to 
siphon-off funds which are destined for otherwise legitimate activity. 


To date the primary area of investigation into CEF activities has been concentrated in 
Baltimore, Maryland. The paucity of information concerning CEF funded activities in Los 
Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago and New York stems from the fact that investigation bas not yet 
been actively instituted in those areas. For this reason the scope of this report will be limited 
mainly to those activities of CEF in the Baltimore, Maryland area. 

The CEF Program Director in Baltimore is Walter Lively, a 29-year old black activist who 
since 1961 has been variously involved with the Socialist party, CORE, U-JOIN (a jobs for 
blacks pro,ram he organized in Baltimore), SNCC and the Urban Coalition. He now heads 
the Baltimore Neighborhood Commons (BNC), a corporation through whose bank account 

CEF channels a portion of its money. Presumably, CEF money enabled Lively to establish 
the Liberation House Press, which currently offers a full range of printing services at cut- 
rates to "radical groups." Lively, with his fellow BNC officers, Austin Sydnor and Kenya 
Kiongozi, also operates the Liberation Bookstore. The BNC, the Liberation House Press, 
Liberation Bookstore, and an office of the International Black Workers Congress (IBWC) 
are all located at the same address in Baltimore. Lively, Sydnor and Kiongozi also maintain 
close liaison with the UBWC, the Black Panther Party (BPP) and SOUL, School (SS), and 
significantly, these individuals were arrested and indicted for inciting to riot at a BPP-SS 
rally at the Maryland State Penitentiary in October 1970. 

In December 1970, Lively purchased for $15,000.00 a 130-acre farm in Bedford. 
Pennsylvania, where Liberation Press and SOUL School are to build a youth camp to "train 
children in self-defense and African culture." (SOUL School is a "non-profit educational 
institution" whose literature in the past has advocated black revolution.) 

The matador in which BNC funds are expended seems to suggest a lack of auditing 
procedures. From December 21. 1970 to September 17, 1971 a total of $46,-887.62 was 
withdrawn from the BNC account. Of this amount, checks totaling $17,135.00 were made 
payable to Cash or an officer of the BNC, usually for reason of "materials" or "supplies." It 
should be noted that checks totaling $2,-830.14 were made payable to companies which 
deal in paper and printing supplies and $11,50S.00 was withdrawn for purchase of a 
printing press. Similarly suspect are the activities of organizations which have received CEF 
funds through BNC and Lively. 

In 1971 CEF made available $12,000.00 to BNC designated for the National Association of 
Black Students (NABS), an organization whose stated purpose is to provide a 
communications network for black college students. As of Novem-her 1971 NABS was 
recruiting revolutionary black students to travel to China with a group recruited by William 
Epton's Marxist-Leninist Collective. The express purpose of the trip is to provide training 
for student organizers to further revolution in the United States. 

At least $5,000.00 from CEF was sent to BNC in 1971 marked for the Frantz Fanon 
Institute (EFI). FFI is allegedly an educational entity dedicated to inculcating Marxist- 
Leninist teachings in the minds of workers and students. Although a reference to its 
inception was made by radical activist James Forman at a NABS meeting in December 
1970. the actual location of FFI is presently unknown. The available description of FFI's 
structure anti program was found attached to an International Black Workers Congress 
(IBWC) mailing list. It should be noted that James Forman founded IBWC and traveled to 
Algeria in 1970 obstensibly to gather information for a book he was writing about Frantz 

In September 1971 the three officers of the BNC traveled to Gary. Indiana for the IBWC 
conference called by James Forman. The purpose of the conference war to instruct local 
chapters in the techniques of organizing workers in factories to further the cause of 
destroying capitalism and building a socialist state. Forman, who traveled to Hanoi and 
Peking in July 1971, had copies of the 16 page Manifesto of the IBWC distributed to the 
200 conferees, who were present by invitation only. This document includes, among other 
objectives: the elimination of "parasitic capitalistic vultures"; total disarmament of the U.S.; 
destruction of all police forces and their replacement with peoples militia; and an end to the 
blockade of Cuba. The program designed to effect these goals stresses teaching workers and 
students Marxist-Leninist ideology and promotes acceptance of money. from white 

institutions as a good revolutionary tactic. The Manifesto concludes with a 6-point 
methodology for revolutionary work quoted from a 1970 North Vietnamese publication. 
The precise nature of the relationship betwen IBWC and BNC is unclear. It is nonetheless 
noteworthy that in April 1971. CEF'S program directors were said to be attempting to 
organize black American workers. 

Ivanhoe Donaldson, CEF's Washington, D.C. Program Director, also serves as a Resident 
Fellow for the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) which has been characterized as "a radical 
think tank." tie was selected for the CEF position because of his contacts with "leading 
black activists." Donaldson served concurrently as a leader for the Student Non- Violent 
Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in New York City and as an IPS 

Appendix H: 

From the Phoenix Letter, January 1986 
Issue (Research Publication, P.O. Box 
39850, Phoenix, Arizona 85069) 

Secret U.S.-Soviet Group Plots Treason 

A secret U.S.-Soviet operating group based in New York is acting in a manner strongly 
suggesting treason by its American members — and we do not use the word treason lightly. 

We have circulated certain information in our possession to close associates. Without 
exception they are shocked, shaken, disbelieving... and angry. 

Before we spell out the details for you, how do we define treason? Treason is defined in the 
Constitution as "aid and comfort" to an enemy of the United States. 

Second, following this how do we define an enemy? We spend $300 billion a year on 
defense against the Soviet Union, so logically the Soviet Union is an enemy. We cannot 
SIMULTANEOUSLY have a $300 billion defense budget against the Soviet Union and 
give "aid and comfort" for the Soviet military structure without raising the question of 

This topic is discussed at length in a forthcoming book, The Best Enemy Money Can Buy. 
Who is this secret group? Why do we suggest treason? 
US-USSR Trade And Economic Council, Inc. (TEC, for short) 

This bland official sounding title disguises a formal joint Soviet-American apparatus to 
conduit advanced technology with pure military applications to the Soviet Union. 

The information that follows raises a distinct possibility that Administration "spy trials" and 
pious proclamations against aiding the Soviets are so much hogwash... a smokescreen. 

This TEC group has official sanction and backing. It links to Bush elements in the White 
House, the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and 
assorted Senators and Congressmen with more political ambition than common sense. 



Now hear this: 

• The Soviet Government has a list of members 

• The U.S. Government has a list of members 

official backing. 

We acquired a partial list from a confidential source (reprinted on page 245). We know this 
partial list is accurate. We also know 500 copies of the membership list exist — so it's only 
a matter of time and persistence until we access the full list. 

TEC claims backing from Vice President Bush (Skull & Bones) and Commerce Secretary 
Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. (son of S&B member Malcolm Baldrige). This makes TEC a quasi- 
public institution. Therefore, the public has a RIGHT TO DEMAND THE MEMBERSHIP 

Why all the secrecy? Read on. 
What We Know About TEC: 

• TEC is headed by: 

VLADIMIR N. SUSHKOV (Co-Chairman) Soviet citizen 
DWAYNE O. ANDREUS (Co-Chairman) U.S. citizen 
JAMES H. GIFFEN (President) U.S. citizen 

YURI V. LEGEEV (Vice-President) Soviet citizen 

• The PERMANENT directors of TEC are: 

ALEXANDER TROWBRIDGE, President National Association of Manufacturers 
RICHARD LESHER, President U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

• TEC has 30 Soviet directors and 20 U.S. directors. 

• TEC has eight full time Soviet engineers living in New York to assess U.S. 
technology. The cost is borne by TEC members. THESE SOVIET ENGINEERS 

• In a recent White House meeting the President's Science Adviser, Dr. George 

Key worth, made the following statement: "... we all know that the Soviets are robbing 
us blind." 

• Furthermore, the White House has a list of more than 150 Soviet weapons systems 
using U.S. technology. 

• Yet Vice President Bush and Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. are backing 
this Soviet technical vacuum operation. We reproduce on page 246 a copy of a 
letter sent by Baldrige to many U.S. firms in June 1985. (The marginal notations are 

by our confidential source. We left them intact.) 

Partial List of Membership 
U.S.-U.S.S.R. Trade & Economic Council Inc. 

Abbott Laboratories 
Allen Bradley 
Alliance Tool Corporation 
Allied Analytical Systems 
Allis Chalmers 
American Cyanamid 
American Express 
Archer Daniels Midland 
Armco Steel 
Bunge Corporation 
Chase Manhattan 
Chemical Bank 
Clark Equipment 
Coca Cola 
Con Agra 
Continental Grain 

Corning Glass 
Deer & Company 

Dow Chemical 
Dresser Industries 

E. I. DuPont 

Garnac Grain 

Gleason Corporation 

Hope Industries 

Ingersoll Rand 

International Harvester 


Marine Midland 

Millipore Inc. 

Minnesota Mining 


Occidental Petroleum 

Owens Illinois 

Pepsi Co. 


Phillip Morris 

Ralston Purina 

Rohm & Haas 


Stauffer Chemical 

Tendler-Beretz Associates 

Tenneco Inc. 

Union Carbide 

Unit Rig & Equipment 

FMC Corporation 


Alfred J. Mutter, The Key U.S. Operative 

The key American operative in the New York office of TEC is ALFRED J. MURRER, 
former Chairman of the Gleason Works, a large machine tool firm in Rochester, New York 
with plants in Belgium and West Germany. 

Murrer works closely day to day with the Soviet engineers. For our example here we select 
Alexander Y. Markov, listed as a Project Engineer. These two men jointly screen 
American business companies and if they find the offered technology interesting, attempt to 
draw the firm into the TEC net. 

We can dismiss Alexander Markov briefly. Markov is a Soviet citizen, chemical engineer, 
suspected KGB, resident in New York for almost three years. Markov's job is to identify the 
usefulness of technology to the Soviet military complex. As Markov is a Soviet national, 
the question of treason does not arise. So far as we know Markov is a patriotic Soviet 
citizen doing his job. His only defect (that we have identified) is a habit of chainsmoking 
Turkish type oval cigarettes which overwhelms American visitors (unused to the pungent 
odor) in clouds of smoke. 

Alfred Murrer deserves more attention because he is a U.S. citizen, born Rochester, New 
York 1923, educated MIT and University of Rochester. Before joining TEC, Murrer was 
Chairman of the Board of the Gleason Works, with 42 years service. 

The Gleason Works is a long established prescision tool maker specializing in precision 
machine tools for cutting and grinding straight, zerol, spiral, bevel, hyphoid gears and 
curvic couplings with associated tooling and equipment. 

It is vital to note that Gleason Works is in bad financial shape, with heavy losses 
during the past few years. 

Every last machine tool produced by Gleason Works has military applications. We 

know from experience that there is no purely civilian industry in the Soviet Union. All 
plants are first and foremost military plants. All technology is examiend first and foremost 
for military applications. This was demonstrated 20 years ago in my three volume 
confirmed by dozens of defecting Soviet engineers. This thesis is accepted today by 
Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency. (It is not accepted by Department 
of State, which operates in a fantasy world of its own making.) 

What is the relationship between the financially troubled Gleason Works and the Soviet 
Union TODAY? 

Appendix I: 

U.S. Weapons Technology Sold To Soviets 
From San Jose Mercury News - Sept. 6, 1985 

Spanish company pleads guilty to illegal exports 

WASHINGTON — The Soviet Union illegally has obtained "state-of-the-art" American 
equipment that could help it close the gap between its weapons and highly sophisticated 
U.S. weaponry, and additionally highly sensitive equipment has reached Cuba, according to 
a Department of Commerce official and an indictment made public Thursday. 

Details of the case, which involves efforts by the Soviet bloc to obtain equipment crucial to 
the production of highly sought computer semiconductors and integrated circuits, emerged 
when a Spanish company that maintains offices in Illinois agreed to pay a criminal fine of 
$1 million for illegally exporting high-technology equipment between 1979 and 1982. 

U.S. Attorney Joseph E. diGenova issued a statement saying the violation, by Piher 
Semiconductores, S.A., of Barcelona, was "one of the most significant in the area of United 
States high-technology transfer." 

Under an agreement between the Department of Justice and Piher, the company pleaded 
guilty to two felony counts, waived indictment by a grand jury and agreed to pay the fine. In 
addition, the company, which already has been barred for two and a half years from 
exporting U.S. -made products, will remain barred for an additional nine months. 

Equipment valued at $2.4 million was shipped to the Soviet Union and Cuba, and other 
highly sensitive items did not get through, according to Pentagon and Department of 
Commerce officials familiar with the case. 

Those officials described the lot as items at the top of the Soviets' list of material needed to 
help them move into the age of highly sophisticated, computer-dependent weapons. 

"They have a major need for it in the military," said one Pentagon official, speaking on the 
condition he not be identified. "It would probably narrow the gap considerably in weapons 
systems, lending a qualitative edge to their quantitative edge." 

Officials said the Soviet Union, which in the past has tried to obtain semiconductors and 
integrated circuits produced in the West, recently had shifted its emphasis to obtaining the 
equipment needed to manufacture the circuitry — the miniature wires that carry electronic 
data in such common gadgets as pocket calculators and digital watches, as well as in the 
most sophisticated space weapons. 

"Such equipment is among the Soviet bloc's most highly sought American high-technology 
goods needed for expanding and improving the bloc's lagging microprocessor and 
semiconductor production capability," said Donald Creed, a Department of Commerce 

He said departmental documents confirm that $2.4 million of these goods were illegally re- 
exported to Cuba and Russia... The most sensitive, state-of-the-art semiconductor 
manufacturing equipment went to the Soviet Union," after first being shipped to 

Creed said the material shipped to Cuba, and additional equipment the Cubans were unable 
to obtain, "would have given them the capability to produce semiconductors and integrated 

"As far as we know, the plant didn't get into production," he said. "They didn't get 
everything they needed." However, according to the agreement accepted by Piher, Cuba 
already has a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Pinar del Rio. 

The indictment said two senior officers of the Spanish company, Jose Puig Alabern and 
Francesc Sole I Planas, reached agreements with Soviet and Cuban trade organizations to 
obtain the equipment from U.S. manufacturers. The two are believed to be in Spain and out 
of reach of U.S. law enforcement officials. 

Piher itself apparently does not make semiconductor manufacturing equipment, according 
to a spokesman for a Silicon Valley market research firm. 

"To my knowledge, they don't make equipment," said Jerry Hutcheson, president of VLSI 
Research Inc., a San Jose company that does market research on the semiconductor 

The indictment states that Puig reached an agreement with Imexin, a Cuban foreign trade 
organization, "to provide and erect a complete integrated circuit manufacturing facility" 
valued at $19 million. 

It said Puig and Sole, who eventually quit the company, negotiated with Technoproimport, 
a Soviet foreign trade organization, to sell the Soviets "two highly sophisticated U.S. -origin 
integrated circuit manufacturing systems." 

U.S. officials and information in the indictment said U.S. officials in Spain, checking at 
Piher facilities to determine whether the falsely completed export license documents were 
being adhered to, were shown fake equipment intended to resemble that exported by Piher.